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Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 080

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Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 080 is a diverse and thought-provoking collection of essays and articles from a variety of authors. The topics covered range from personal reflections to scientific explorations, making for an engaging and enlightening read.

One standout essay discusses the impact of technology on modern society, offering a nuanced perspective on the ways in which our reliance on devices and social media can both connect and isolate us. Another piece delves into the history of a little-known event, shedding light on a forgotten chapter of the past.

Overall, this collection offers something for everyone, with each piece providing a unique insight or perspective on the world around us. Whether you're interested in history, science, or personal narratives, you're sure to find something to capture your interest in Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 080. Highly recommended for anyone looking for a quick but enriching read.

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Twenty short nonfiction works chosen by the readers. "Not one of us actually thinks for himself, or in any orderly and scientific manner. The pressure of environment, of mass ideas, of the socialized intelligence... is too enormous to be withstood." The individual and society were central to several vol. 080 reads: The Genealogy of Etiquette; A Lounge on the Lawn; Alexander Pushkin; Princess Zizianoff; The Hanseatic League; and The Limits of Atheism. Science and the inventive mind were covered in "On the Science of Experiments; Coffey's Science of Logic; Medicine and It's Subjects; How a Fast Train is Run; and The Telephone. Travel and customs were explored in Rupert Brooke & Skyros; Lundy Island; and An Unfamiliar Naples. Nature studies included Wildflowers of the Farm; Birds in the Calendar; Trees in Landscape Painting, and A Tame Rook. Finally, a dog's life received favorable comparison with our own in The Superior Animal. Summary by Sue Anderson The authorship of Lundy Island, originally ascribed to Anonymous has been determined through genealogical research to be Amelia Ann Heaven, a member of the family which owned the island from 1834 to 1918. Roger Bacon's On the Science of Experiments was translated by Andrew George Little

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