Brain Pickings
7 Favorite Science Books of 2017
December 13th, 2017, 01:53 PM
From trees to consciousness to black holes, an immersion into the glory of the knowable and the splendor of the unknown.
On a Magical Do-Nothing Day: A Lovely Illustrated Ode to the Nourishment of Nature and the Art of Solitude in the Age of Screens
December 13th, 2017, 01:53 PM
A modern Alice-in-Wonderland tale of self-discovery against the odds of culture.
Jad Abumrad Reads an Ode to the Glory of Tiny Creatures and Celebrates His Mother’s Scientific Persistence
December 12th, 2017, 01:53 PM
In praise of the invisible heroisms and unglamorous triumphs of nature and the human spirit.
The Heartening Illustrated Story of How Blues Pioneer Muddy Waters Transmuted Loss and Loneliness into Music That Changed History
December 12th, 2017, 01:53 PM
"The guitar howled like a wolf: powerful, lonely, and proud."
Code Girls: The Untold Story of the Women Cryptographers Who Fought WWII at the Intersection of Language and Mathematics
December 11th, 2017, 01:53 PM
"Virtually as soon as humans developed the ability to speak and write, somebody somewhere felt the desire to say something to somebody else that could not be understood by others."
The Songs of Trees: A Biologist’s Lyrical Ode to How Relationships Weave the Fabric of Life
December 8th, 2017, 01:53 PM
"We cannot step outside life’s songs. This music made us; it is our nature."
The Dialogues: Illustrated Conversations About the Most Thrilling Frontiers of Science by Theoretical Physicist and Self-Taught Artist Clifford Johnson
December 7th, 2017, 01:53 PM
From black holes to the multiverse, a cosmic comic celebrating the endangered art of human conversation.
Ursula K. Le Guin on Anger
December 5th, 2017, 01:53 PM
"Anger continued on past its usefulness becomes unjust, then dangerous... It fuels not positive activism but regression, obsession, vengeance, self-righteousness. Corrosive, it feeds off itself, destroying its host in the process."
Margaret Fuller on the Power of Music
December 4th, 2017, 01:53 PM
"All truth is comprised in music and mathematics."
The Art of Being Alone: May Sarton’s Stunning 1938 Ode to Solitude
December 1st, 2017, 01:53 PM
"There is no place more intimate than the spirit alone."
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