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Logovore added a title to their For later shelf Jul 05 2019
"Many beautiful illuminated manuscripts survive from the Middle Ages and can be seen in libraries and museums throughout Europe. But who were the skilled craftsmen who made these exquisite books? What precisely is parchment? How were medieval...
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Logovore added a title to their For later shelf Jul 05 2019
"'Talking much is a sign of vanity, for the man who is lavish with words is cheap in deeds.'--Sir Walter Ralegh. Sir Walter Ralegh was a writer, poet, soldier, politician, courtier, spy and explorer. He lived more lives than most in his own time,...
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"The winner of France's prestigious Prix Femina Essai (2009), this imaginative and captivating book explores the many dimensions of the room in which we spend so much of our lives--the bedroom. Eminent cultural historian Michelle Perrot traces the...
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Logovore added a title to their For later shelf Jul 05 2019
Chronicles the last century of scientific struggle against deadly contagious disease--from the 1918 Spanish influenza pandemic to the recent SARS, Ebola and Zika epidemics--examining related epidemiological mysteries and the role of disease in...
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Logovore added a title to their For later shelf Jun 08 2019
"The pyramids of Giza have stood for more than four thousand years, fascinating generations around the world. We think of the pyramids as mysteries, but the stones, hieroglyphs, landscape, and even layers of sand and debris around them hold...
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