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Fashioning Apollo: How the Spacesuit Was Designed
Fashioning Apollo: How the Spacesuit Was Designed

What Neil Armstrong has to do with combinatorial creativity, underdog innovators, and sports bras.

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An Illustrated Visualization of What Happens on Earth in a Single Second
An Illustrated Visualization of What Happens on Earth in a Single Second

What a whale’s song has to do with the Helios II satellite and the beat of the pigmy shrew’s heart.

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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 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 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 Modernist Nerd: Vintage Science Ads from the 1950s-1960s
The Modernist Nerd: Vintage Science Ads from the 1950s-1960s

What a “honeycomb sandwich” has to do with space travel and reconnaissance systems.

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