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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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The Boy Who Loved Math: The Illustrated Story of Eccentric Genius and Lovable Oddball Paul Erdős
The Boy Who Loved Math: The Illustrated Story of Eccentric Genius and Lovable Oddball Paul Erdős

How a prodigy of primes became the Magician from Budapest before he learned how to butter his own bread.

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What Mathematics Reveals About the Secret of Lasting Relationships and the Myth of Compromise
What Mathematics Reveals About the Secret of Lasting Relationships and the Myth of Compromise

Why 37% is the magic number, what alien civilizations have to do with your soul mate, and how to master the “negativity threshold” ideal for Happily Ever After.

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The Dot and the Line: A Quirky Vintage Love Story in Lower Mathematics by Norton Juster, Animated by Chuck Jones
The Dot and the Line: A Quirky Vintage Love Story in Lower Mathematics by Norton Juster, Animated by Chuck Jones

“Moral: To the vector belongs the spoils.”

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Mondrian Meets Euclid: An Eccentric Victorian Mathematician’s Masterwork of Art and Science
Mondrian Meets Euclid: An Eccentric Victorian Mathematician’s Masterwork of Art and Science

Math in primary colors and graphic design before there was graphic design.

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Order, Disorder, and Oneself: French Polymath Paul Valéry on How to Never Misplace Anything
Order, Disorder, and Oneself: French Polymath Paul Valéry on How to Never Misplace Anything

“Disorder comes of putting things in places you have laboriously thought up or finally discovered after a series of experiments, calculations, deviations, and successive swerves from your natural bent.”

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The Illustrated Story of Persian Polymath Ibn Sina and How He Shaped the Course of Medicine
The Illustrated Story of Persian Polymath Ibn Sina and How He Shaped the Course of Medicine

How a voraciously curious little boy became one of the world’s greatest healers.

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The Man Who Turned Paper into Pixels: How Mathematician and Black Jack Wizard Claude Shannon Ignited the Information Age
The Man Who Turned Paper into Pixels: How Mathematician and Black Jack Wizard Claude Shannon Ignited the Information Age

How the most important man you never heard of laid the groundwork for the digital world.

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The Philosopher and the Prodigy: How Voltaire Fell in Love with a Remarkable Woman Mathematician
The Philosopher and the Prodigy: How Voltaire Fell in Love with a Remarkable Woman Mathematician

“That lady whom I look upon as a great man… She understands Newton, she despises superstition and in short she makes me happy.”

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Love and Math: Equations as an Equalizer for Humanity
Love and Math: Equations as an Equalizer for Humanity

“Mathematics is the source of timeless profound knowledge, which goes to the heart of all matter and unites us across cultures, continents, and centuries.”

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