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How Children Learn: Portraits of Classrooms Around the World
How Children Learn: Portraits of Classrooms Around the World

A revealing lens on a system-phenomenon both global in reach and strikingly local in degree of diversity.

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A Visual Ethnography of the World’s Last Nomadic Peoples
A Visual Ethnography of the World’s Last Nomadic Peoples

From Morocco to Mongolia, or what we can learn about climate change from Inuit whale hunters.

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What Translation Reveals about the Human Condition
What Translation Reveals about the Human Condition

How to get a tarantula off your southwest leg, or what Astérix has to do with religion and the Manhattan grid.

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I Like Cats: A Picture-Book Showcase of Indian Folk Art
I Like Cats: A Picture-Book Showcase of Indian Folk Art

Bad cats, sad cats, sunny cats, slow cats, hurried cats, cats with scowls and cats with jowls.

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The Geography of Bliss: The Secrets of the Happiest Places on Earth
The Geography of Bliss: The Secrets of the Happiest Places on Earth

From Iceland to India, or what medieval depictions of heaven have to do with the neuroscience of well-being.

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Mrs. Robinson’s Disgrace: Tracing the Evolution of Women’s Rights in a Victorian Lady’s Journals
Mrs. Robinson’s Disgrace: Tracing the Evolution of Women’s Rights in a Victorian Lady’s Journals

How the most private of frontiers became a public front for the gender dialogue.

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Nurturing Walls: Indian Women’s Stunning Tribal Art Tradition
Nurturing Walls: Indian Women’s Stunning Tribal Art Tradition

What baby birds and tattooed camels have to do with motherhood and the authenticity of public art.

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They Draw & Cook: Recipes Illustrated by Global Artists
They Draw & Cook: Recipes Illustrated by Global Artists

What starving artists have to do with toads, infatuated chickens, and the universal language of the cookie.

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Parastou Forouhar: Art, Life and Death in Iran
Parastou Forouhar: Art, Life and Death in Iran

Turning tragedy into a source of creativity, or why art doesn’t have to be street art to be politically subversive.

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Made in Russia: Vintage Curiosities of Soviet Design
Made in Russia: Vintage Curiosities of Soviet Design

What the 1980 Olympics have to do with IKEA and medieval helmets for modern role-playing games.

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