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How Zoologists Organize Things: The Art of Classification Cover Image
ISBN: 9780711252264
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Published: Frances Lincoln - July 14th, 2020

"The Art and Making of ___" is a genre of art book filled with written & visual histories of all sorts of media. This wonderfully nerdy and informative book feels like the scientific equivalent.

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By Rachel Ingalls, Rivka Galchen (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9780811226691
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Published: New Directions - November 28th, 2017

This short & sweet story is darkly funny, with immersive prose and a supernatural element to it that reminds me of The Shape of Water or old-fashioned monster movies.

The Complete Persepolis: Now a Major Motion Picture (Pantheon Graphic Library) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780375714832
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Published: Pantheon - October 30th, 2007

Both graphic novels of Marjane Satrapi's captivating coming of age memoir, illustrated bautifully in black and white, are finally available together.

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Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, Illustrated Edition Cover Image
By T. S. Eliot, Edward Gorey (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780156685689
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Published: Mariner Books - August 30th, 1982

I'm not much of a poetry buff (though I do like musicals!), but these Broadway-inspiring poems are a blast to read through, and Edward Gorey's illustrations are always wonderful.