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Dewey CenturyMiriam's Must-HavesWhat We're Reading

“What role do we have as human beings who perceive, make decisions, laugh, and cry, in this great fresco of the world as depicted by contemporary physics?,” asks the eminent Italian scientist Carlo Rovelli in Seven Brief Lessons on Physics, adding, “If the world is a swarm of ephemeral quanta of space and matter, a […]

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Dewey CenturyMiriam's Must-HavesWhat We're Reading

On our fourth trip through the Dewey Centuries, we’re focusing on the 300s—where under the big umbrella of social sciences, we find books on economics, education and ethnic studies, constitutional law, governments and urban planning. In this recommended list of 75 titles, you’ll find both classical works such as More’s Utopia and Marx’s Communist Manifesto […]

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Dewey CenturyMiriam's Must-HavesWhat We're Reading

With topics ranging from atheism to Zen Buddhism, including canonical and contemporary spiritual texts, the 200s section of the library is frequented by readers of history, philosophy, faith, and religion. Among the nearly 100 books featured in this month’s list are distinguished literary translations, inspiring spiritual memoirs, engaging sermons of social consciousness, and thought-provoking reflections […]