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The Life of the Mind: Oliver Sacks’s 121 Formative and Favorite Books from a Lifetime of Reading
The Life of the Mind: Oliver Sacks’s 121 Formative and Favorite Books from a Lifetime of Reading

From Descartes to Curie to the Oxford English Dictionary, a biblio-anatomy of an unrepeatable mind.

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What Is an Emotion? William James’s Revolutionary 1884 Theory of How Our Bodies Affect Our Feelings
What Is an Emotion? William James’s Revolutionary 1884 Theory of How Our Bodies Affect Our Feelings

“A purely disembodied human emotion is a nonentity.”

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The New Age of Wonder: Freeman Dyson on the Future of Science and Why Biologists Are the New Poets
The New Age of Wonder: Freeman Dyson on the Future of Science and Why Biologists Are the New Poets

“A new generation of artists, writing genomes as fluently as Blake and Byron wrote verses, might create an abundance of new flowers and fruit and trees and birds to enrich the ecology of our planet.”

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Creative Courage for Young Hearts: 15 Emboldening Picture Books Celebrating the Lives of Great Artists, Writers, and Scientists
Creative Courage for Young Hearts: 15 Emboldening Picture Books Celebrating the Lives of Great Artists, Writers, and Scientists

Jane Goodall, Julia Child, Pablo Neruda, Marie Curie, E.E. Cummings, Albert Einstein, Ella Fitzgerald, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Frida Kahlo, and more.

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Neil deGrasse Tyson Selects the Eight Books Every Intelligent Person on the Planet Should Read
Neil deGrasse Tyson Selects the Eight Books Every Intelligent Person on the Planet Should Read

How to “glean profound insight into most of what has driven the history of the western world.”

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Mozart’s Daily Routine
Mozart’s Daily Routine

How a day is composed in the hours between sleep o’clock and symphony o’clock.

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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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A Stop-Motion Love Letter to the Power of Curiosity
A Stop-Motion Love Letter to the Power of Curiosity

“The more you know, the more you want to know… the more connections you can make between the different bits of knowledge… the more ideas you have, which is why curiosity is really the wellspring of creativity.”

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This Idea Must Die: Some of the World’s Greatest Thinkers Each Select a Major Misconception Holding Us Back
This Idea Must Die: Some of the World’s Greatest Thinkers Each Select a Major Misconception Holding Us Back

From the self to left brain vs. right brain to romantic love, a catalog of broken theories that hold us back from the conquest of Truth.

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The Definitive Reading List of the 14 Best Books of 2014 Overall
The Definitive Reading List of the 14 Best Books of 2014 Overall

From the origin of the universe to the unusual stories behind people’s tattoos, by way of secular spirituality, the hummingbird effect, and Werner Herzog.

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