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Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 050

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Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 050 is a fascinating and diverse collection of essays and articles by various authors. The topics range from science to history to personal reflections, offering something for every reader's taste. Each piece is well-written and engaging, making it easy to delve into the different subjects.

One standout essay in this collection is a thought-provoking piece on the impact of technology on society. The author presents a compelling argument about the ways in which technology has changed the way we interact with one another, for better or for worse. Another standout is a historical piece that sheds light on a lesser-known event from the past, providing valuable insights into a different time period.

Overall, Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 050 is a thoughtfully curated selection of nonfiction works that will appeal to a wide audience. Whether you're interested in science, history, or personal essays, there is something in this collection for everyone. I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a diverse and stimulating read.

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Seventeen short nonfiction works in the public domain, independently chosen by the readers. Topics include science and natural history--the donkey, forestry, grape vines, astronomy, historian Agnes Mary Clerke, and Greek botanist Theophrastus ; philosophy-- Nicholas of Cusa and Emmanuel Kant; Sommerset Maugham's reminiscences of Spain; Joseph Conrad's sea stories; an encounter with a long-ago companion who has contracted leprosy ; working in the dead-letter office; a dinner the painter Benjamin Hayden hosted for Wordsworth, Keats, and Charles Lamb; a portrait of Margaret Fuller by R.W. Emerson; a 19th century account of English character written for the Chinese; and celebrations of American ideals of freedom and self government--Makers of the Flag, An Oration on Thomas Paine, and Thomas Jefferson's 4th of July letter. - summary by Sue Anderson

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