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Easy-to-assemble structures find a place in the twenty-first century.
By Anne Fredrickson
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Contemplating the future with books that talk to one another.
By Gregory Crane
Online research provides new rigor in the scholarly process.
By Martha Nell Smith
The study of film becomes easier with the help of a new digital tool.
By Janet H. Murray
A new edition of Samuel Johnson’s landmark dictionary illuminates his methods.
By Victor Wishna
Linguists race against time to recapture the complicated Cherokee language.
By Laura Harbold
Preserving Maya languages can help decipher the past.
A Virginia lieutenant takes Cherokee chiefs to meet King George III.
A new perspective on the journey of Lewis and Clark through the people they encountered.
By David Taylor
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Humboldt in the New World
Journeying through South America, Alexander von Humboldt sought nothing less than "the unity of nature."
By Anna Maria Gillis
Done with Tolstoy
Famed translators Pevear and Volokhonsky reach another milestone.
By Kevin Mahnken
A Workingman's Poet
Frankness and plain speaking made Carl Sandburg a celebrity.
By Danny Heitman
The Blue Humanities
In studying the sea, we are returning to our beginnings.
By John R. Gillis
Ralph Waldo Emerson
What accounts for Emerson's endurance as a writer?
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