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  • Math for Kids

    An extraordinary book to play maths with kids: Math for kids, by Theoni Pappas Through games and storytelling, the riddles of math are unveiled…...

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  • PARIS in 1960, according to Jules VERNE

    I have recently read a posthumous work of Jules Verne: Paris in the XX century (in French). This is an early work (1863 ) which was not published because his editor, Hetzel, did not like it. The work has remained unpublished, stored in his son...

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  • The Where, the why and the how

    A wonderful book, a combination of science and art. Scientist explain tricky things of Nature, while artists illustrate them. The where, the why and the how, Chronicle Books (2012) In brief: 75 artists illustrate wondrous mysteries of science. M...

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  • Atlas of Remote Islands

    A fine book about remote, lonely and unkown, small and large, but always fascinating islands of the World. Some of them with a handful of people, some of them with a lot of souls. By Judith Schalansky. With a wonderful story about each one. Read...

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  • Where children sleep

    A wonderful book illustrating where children sleep. Photographies of children’s rooms across the World. Shocking differences and surprising similarities. From rich children’s palaces to the poorest’s huts. Nice to hace and keep...

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  • The secret qualities of quantities

    A fine smart book: Sacred Number, the secret qualities of quantities by Miranda Lundy (Walker and Company, NY) The author explains the combination of science and magic behind the numbers from 1 to 12, and some beyond that. One page per number, p...

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