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Henry Beston on Whimsicality, the Limits of Knowledge, and What Science Is and Isn’t
Henry Beston on Whimsicality, the Limits of Knowledge, and What Science Is and Isn’t

“A world without wonder, and a way of mind without wonder, becomes a world without imagination, and without imagination man is a poor and stunted creature.”

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Ada Lovelace on the Nature of the Imagination and Its Three Core Faculties
Ada Lovelace on the Nature of the Imagination and Its Three Core Faculties

“It seizes points in common, between subjects having no very apparent connexion, & hence seldom or never brought into juxtaposition.”

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The Best Art Books of 2015
The Best Art Books of 2015

Urban dogs, underworld dragons, the unseen Peanuts, and every living person in New York.

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The Best Science Books of 2015
The Best Science Books of 2015

From Earth’s largest-hearted creature to the interconnectedness of the universe, by way of Einstein and artificial intelligence.

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The Physicist and the Philosopher: Einstein, Bergson, and the Debate That Changed Our Understanding of Time
The Physicist and the Philosopher: Einstein, Bergson, and the Debate That Changed Our Understanding of Time

How the debris of a landmark disagreement became the foundation of our present ideas about the fabric of existence.

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Alexander von Humboldt and the Invention of Nature: How One of the Last True Polymaths Pioneered the Cosmos of Connections
Alexander von Humboldt and the Invention of Nature: How One of the Last True Polymaths Pioneered the Cosmos of Connections

“In this great chain of causes and effects, no single fact can be considered in isolation.”

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