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The Art of Biophilia: Extraordinary Mosaics Incorporating Earth’s Most Colorful Creatures
The Art of Biophilia: Extraordinary Mosaics Incorporating Earth’s Most Colorful Creatures

A mesmerizing celebration of “the passionate love of life and of all that is alive.”

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Spineless: Susan Middleton’s Mesmerizing Photographs of Marine Invertebrates
Spineless: Susan Middleton’s Mesmerizing Photographs of Marine Invertebrates

Visual verses celebrating the glorious grandeur of life on our pale blue dot.

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North Brother Island: Haunting Photographs of the Last Unknown Place in New York City
North Brother Island: Haunting Photographs of the Last Unknown Place in New York City

An otherworldly portrait of the eternal dance between life and death, wilderness and civilization.

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Stunning Cyanotypes of Sea Algae by the Self-Taught Victorian Botanist Anna Atkins, the First Woman Photographer and a Pioneer of Scientific Illustration
Stunning Cyanotypes of Sea Algae by the Self-Taught Victorian Botanist Anna Atkins, the First Woman Photographer and a Pioneer of Scientific Illustration

Beautiful blueness from a trailblazing woman in science.

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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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Where Children Play: Photographs of Playgrounds Around the World
Where Children Play: Photographs of Playgrounds Around the World

From Bolivia to Bhutan, a visual ethnography of childhood experiences.

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The Antarctic Book of Cooking and Cleaning: The Extraordinary Edible Record of Two Women Explorers’ Journey to the End of the World
The Antarctic Book of Cooking and Cleaning: The Extraordinary Edible Record of Two Women Explorers’ Journey to the End of the World

“In Antarctica, everything is stripped down… It is only who you are and what you do that counts.”

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The Power of Aesthetic Force: Anna Deavere Smith and Sarah Lewis on Beauty as a Tool of Justice and a Catalyst for “Nonselfing”
The Power of Aesthetic Force: Anna Deavere Smith and Sarah Lewis on Beauty as a Tool of Justice and a Catalyst for “Nonselfing”

“The law represents a part of the people’s will but … the people’s will is moved by beauty.”

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Mary Oliver on What Attention Really Means and Her Moving Elegy for Her Soul Mate
Mary Oliver on What Attention Really Means and Her Moving Elegy for Her Soul Mate

“Attention without feeling … is only a report.”

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The Best Art, Design, and Photography Books of 2014
The Best Art, Design, and Photography Books of 2014

The world’s oldest living things, how to overcome creative block, meals from beloved books, the unusual stories behind people’s tattoos, and more.

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