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Everything is made of them, from the furthest reaches of the universe to this book that you hold in your hands, including you.

Like you, the elements have lives- personalities and attitudes, talents and shortcomings, stories rich with meaning....

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It is the most fraught and fascinating, talked-about and taboo, unique yet universal aspect of our lives.

It is the inspiration for art, the subject of science and the source of some of the greatest stories ever told. From ancient body art to...

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A captivating portrait of the crucible of magic, science, and religion at the court of the doomed dreamer Rudolf II in Renaissance Prague. At the end of the sixteenth century, the greatest philosophers, alchemists, astronomers, and mathematicians...
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A history of science in the Dark Ages documents the achievements of lesser-known European scholars, including the monk Saint Bede, who effectively paved the way for the discoveries of such luminaries as Galileo and Newton.
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Since the fifteenth century, when humanist writers began to speak of a "middle" period in history linking their time to the ancient world, the nature of the Middle Ages has been widely debated. Across the millennium from 500 to 1500, distinguished...

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