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Instant Classic: Whole Earth Discipline
Instant Classic: Whole Earth Discipline

Ecopragmatism, or how to stop doing what we’re doing in order to avoid going where we’re going.

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Return of the Pooh
Return of the Pooh

An epic comeback, an otter, and what your inner child has to do with philosophy.

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Pictorial Webster’s: A Visual Dictionary of Victorian Curiosities
Pictorial Webster’s: A Visual Dictionary of Victorian Curiosities

Cards, stamps, and what zebras have to do with Victorian craftsmen.

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Graphic Novel Granddaddy: Lynd Ward’s Woodcuts
Graphic Novel Granddaddy: Lynd Ward’s Woodcuts

Iconic engravings, or what The Great Depression has to do with the art of light and darkness.

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Fun For Good: The Indie Rock Coloring Book
Fun For Good: The Indie Rock Coloring Book

Staying outside the lines, or what Rilo Kiley’s latest haircuts have to do with charity.

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Journalism Redefined: The Photographer
Journalism Redefined: The Photographer

A photographer, a graphic novel, and the remarkable story behind the headlines.

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The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind: Innovation Against All Odds
The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind: Innovation Against All Odds

What a 14-year-old African boy can teach the world about ingenuity and innovation.

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Book Spotlight: Design Revolution
Book Spotlight: Design Revolution

What soccer balls have to do with blind children and water transportation in Africa.

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Symbol Signs: Helvetica Man and Beyond
Symbol Signs: Helvetica Man and Beyond

A man and a woman walk into a sign, or what Helvetica has to do with slipping on ice.

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The Ancient Book of Sex and Science
The Ancient Book of Sex and Science

The alchemy of erotica, or what’s making Walt Disney blush in his grave.

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