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… push-button transmission! by James Vaughan

How not to be wrong by Jordan Ellenberg • My sister gave me this book for Christmas. I’ve not read many popular science books about maths before, but this was really interesting. It’s written in such a way that it doesn’t feel taxing to read (the maths is well explained and not at a level which is super hard or mind boggling), and it was really cool to see the ways maths is literally everywhere (god that sounds cheesy!) but yeah I definitely recommend it 📖

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1957 … in the future! by James Vaughan

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1946 … Neutra: Kaufmann Desert House by James Vaughan

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<br />Julius Shulman photography archive, 1936-1997.
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1927 … vroom! by James Vaughan

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1960 … ghost cop! by James Vaughan
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artist- Charles Sarnoff

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1923 … Santa And Boy- JC Leyendecker by James Vaughan

Geologic Range and Succession of Life, taken from “World Geo-graphic Atlas, A Composite of Man’s Environment. Geography, Geology, Demography, Astronomy, Climatology, Economics.” Privately printed for the Container Corporation of America in 1953. Edited and designed by Herbert Bayer.

I love this kind of retro science illustrations. It’s very similar to another evolutionary chart from this period. Pay attention to how birds simply arise out of nothing, rather than being a sub-branch of dinosaurs. Hat-tip to nemfrog.