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The Age of Edison: Radical Invention and the Illuminated World
The Age of Edison: Radical Invention and the Illuminated World

A brief history of giving the people what they wanted, or why the lightbulb was a mere cog in the machinery of total illumination.

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Uncreative Writing: Redefining Language and Authorship in the Digital Age
Uncreative Writing: Redefining Language and Authorship in the Digital Age

“An updated notion of genius would have to center around one’s mastery of information and its dissemination.”

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Thomas Edison, Power-Napper: The Great Inventor on Sleep and Success
Thomas Edison, Power-Napper: The Great Inventor on Sleep and Success

“Success is the product of the severest kind of mental and physical application.”

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A Pictorial History of the London Tube and Its Graphic Legacy
A Pictorial History of the London Tube and Its Graphic Legacy

Visual mementos celebrating 150 years since the birth of the world’s first underground railway system.

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High Times: An Illustrated History of Aviation
High Times: An Illustrated History of Aviation

From Icarus to the Wright Brothers, by way of hot air balloons and dirigibles.

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Love in the Age of Data: How One Woman Hacked Her Way to Happily Ever After
Love in the Age of Data: How One Woman Hacked Her Way to Happily Ever After

Reverse-engineering the algorithms of romance, one picky data point at a time.

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