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An Illustrated Chronicle of the Space Race
An Illustrated Chronicle of the Space Race

Astronauts vs. cosmonauts, Apollo vs. Sputnik, and what Gagarin had to do with JFK.

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100 Diagrams That Changed the World
100 Diagrams That Changed the World

A visual history of human sensemaking, from cave paintings to the world wide web.

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Henry Miller on Art, War, and the Future of Humanity
Henry Miller on Art, War, and the Future of Humanity

“It is almost banal to say so yet it needs to be stressed continually: all is creation, all is change, all is flux, all is metamorphosis.”

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How Lantern Slides Revolutionized Education: A Protein Story
How Lantern Slides Revolutionized Education: A Protein Story

When an old entertainment technology brought the world to the lecture hall, bridging science and art.

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The Machine That Made Us: Stephen Fry and the BBC Explore Gutenberg’s Legacy
The Machine That Made Us: Stephen Fry and the BBC Explore Gutenberg’s Legacy

A hands-on history of the most important milestone of technology since the invention of the wheel.

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How the Gutenberg Press Embodies Combinatorial Creativity
How the Gutenberg Press Embodies Combinatorial Creativity

From metallurgy to the division of labor, or why Gutenberg was a typesetting despot.

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