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(Almost) Everything You Need to Know about Culture in 10 Books
(Almost) Everything You Need to Know about Culture in 10 Books

What the limits of the universe have to do with the history of jazz and the secret of happiness.

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Frank Sinatra: A Rare Documentary from 1965
Frank Sinatra: A Rare Documentary from 1965

What the evolution of popular music has to do with turbulent love and fostering the art of patience.

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How Ralph Waldo Emerson Shaped the American Ideal
How Ralph Waldo Emerson Shaped the American Ideal

Philosophy, entrepreneurship, and what classic spiritual movements have to do with modern geeks.

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A Rare Look at Japan: Hand-Colored Images from the 1920s
A Rare Look at Japan: Hand-Colored Images from the 1920s

What Geisha parlors have to do with arranged marriages, Buddhist priests and earthquake recovery.

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From Nature to NASA: The Fascinating Story of Velcro, a Pioneering Masterpiece of Biomimicry
From Nature to NASA: The Fascinating Story of Velcro, a Pioneering Masterpiece of Biomimicry

Innovation that sticks, or how to turn nature’s aggravations into universal usefulness.

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The Ascent of Money: A PBS Financial History of the World
The Ascent of Money: A PBS Financial History of the World

Renaissance royalty, Oriental math, and why financial history is the essential backstory behind all history.

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Radioactive: Marie Curie’s Radical and Revolutionary Life, in Lyrical Cyanotype Illustrations
Radioactive: Marie Curie’s Radical and Revolutionary Life, in Lyrical Cyanotype Illustrations

What the periodic table has to do with obscure photographic techniques and Italian erotic séances.

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A Brief History of Cheese
A Brief History of Cheese

What the goodness of Gouda has to do with MRI scans have to do with microbial engineering.

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BBC’s The Human Animal
BBC’s The Human Animal

What offensive Italian hand-gestures have to do with beauty and the evolution of sexuality.

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7 Must-Read Books on Education
7 Must-Read Books on Education

What the free speech movement of the 1960s has to do with digital learning and The Beatles.

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