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Figuring - Maria Popova
Figuring - Maria Popova
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Explores the complexities of love and the human search for truth and meaning through the interconnected lives of several historical figures across four centuries -- beginning with the astronomer Johannes Kepler, who discovered the laws of planetary motion, and ending with the marine biologist and author Rachel Carson, who catalyzed the environmental movement. Stretching between them is a cast of artists, writers, and scientists, including astronomer Maria Mitchell, sculptor Harriest Hosmer, journalist and literary critic Margaret Fuller, and poet Emily Dickinson. The tapestry of themes here spans music, feminism, the history of science, the rise and decline of religion, and how the intersection of astronomy, poetry, and Transcendental philosophy fomented the environmental movement.
Pantheon Books, 2019. Hardcover, 578 pp.

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