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The Book of Trees: 800 Years of Symbolic Diagrams Visualizing Human Knowledge
The Book of Trees: 800 Years of Symbolic Diagrams Visualizing Human Knowledge

How the humble tree became our most powerful visual metaphor for organizing information and distilling our understanding of the world.

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Censorship and What Freedom of Speech Really Means: Comedian Bill Hicks’s Brilliant Letter to a Priest
Censorship and What Freedom of Speech Really Means: Comedian Bill Hicks’s Brilliant Letter to a Priest

“‘Freedom of speech’ means you support the right of people to say exactly those ideas which you do not agree with.”

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George Saunders on the Power of Kindness, Animated
George Saunders on the Power of Kindness, Animated

“What I regret most in my life are failures of kindness.”

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Whatever You Are, Be a Good One
Whatever You Are, Be a Good One

From Tolstoy to Tumblr, a compendium of timeless wisdom on life.

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Vladimir Nabokov on Writing, Reading, and the Three Qualities a Great Storyteller Must Have
Vladimir Nabokov on Writing, Reading, and the Three Qualities a Great Storyteller Must Have

“Between the wolf in the tall grass and the wolf in the tall story there is a shimmering go-between. That go-between, that prism, is the art of literature.”

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Swami Vivekananda on the Secret of Work: Intelligent Consolation for the Pressures of Productivity from 1896
Swami Vivekananda on the Secret of Work: Intelligent Consolation for the Pressures of Productivity from 1896

“Every work that we do… every thought that we think, leaves such an impression on the mind-stuff…”

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Legendary Harvard Psychologist Jerome Bruner on Identity, “Creative Wholeness,” and How We Limit Our Happiness
Legendary Harvard Psychologist Jerome Bruner on Identity, “Creative Wholeness,” and How We Limit Our Happiness

How our cult of creativity, which replaced religion, is becoming a source of anguish rather than happiness.

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Fictitious Dishes: Elegant and Imaginative Photographs of Meals from Famous Literature
Fictitious Dishes: Elegant and Imaginative Photographs of Meals from Famous Literature

From James Joyce to Maurice Sendak, by way of weep-worthy jelly and gifted chickens.

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Aldous Huxley on Drugs, Democracy, and Religion
Aldous Huxley on Drugs, Democracy, and Religion

“Generalized intelligence and mental alertness are the most powerful enemies of dictatorship and at the same time the basic conditions of effective democracy.”

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2013’s Best Books on Writing and Creativity
2013’s Best Books on Writing and Creativity

Timeless wisdom and practical advice on the pleasures and perils of the written word and the creative life.

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