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The 11 Best Biographies and Memoirs of 2011
The 11 Best Biographies and Memoirs of 2011

Illustrated correspondence, rock’n’roll, and what an old Kurt Vonnegut has to do with a young Hemingway.

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The Best Food Books of 2011
The Best Food Books of 2011

From farm life to molecular gastronomy, or what The Beatles have to do with the history of menu design.

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The 11 Best Science Books of 2011
The 11 Best Science Books of 2011

From Infinity to Fibonacci, or what religious mythology has to do with the inner workings of field science.

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The 11 Best Art and Design Books of 2011
The 11 Best Art and Design Books of 2011

From the Periodic Table to Craigslist, or what the greatest graphic designer of all time has to do with Moby-Dick.

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Celestial Navigations: 5 Conceptual Vintage Science Films by Al Jarnow
Celestial Navigations: 5 Conceptual Vintage Science Films by Al Jarnow

Education meets entertainment in experimental animation, or what Big Bird has to do with the dawn of computing.

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The 11 Best Psychology and Philosophy Books of 2011
The 11 Best Psychology and Philosophy Books of 2011

What it means to be human, how pronouns are secretly shaping our lives, and why we believe.

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The 11 Best History Books of 2011
The 11 Best History Books of 2011

What African drum languages have to do with women’s emancipation, radioactivity, and the future of the web.

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The 11 Best Photography Books of 2011
The 11 Best Photography Books of 2011

What the world’s last living nomads have to do with Victorian strongwomen, tweed, and the unseen Beatles.

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The 11 Best Illustrated Children’s and Picture Books of 2011
The 11 Best Illustrated Children’s and Picture Books of 2011

From evil stepmothers to Edward Gorey, or what Richard Dawkins has to do with Hindu deities.

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Animals Like You’ve Never Seen Them Before
Animals Like You’ve Never Seen Them Before

From armadillos to zebras, or what championship chickens have to do with a giant octopus.

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