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Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 072

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Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 072 is a fascinating collection of diverse essays that cover a wide range of topics. The essays are well-written and thought-provoking, offering insights into different aspects of life, culture, and society. From personal reflections on childhood memories to informative pieces about historical events, this collection has something for every reader.

One of the standout essays in the collection delves into the concept of identity and the search for belonging in a rapidly changing world. The author's introspective exploration of their own cultural roots and heritage is both poignant and relatable, inviting readers to contemplate their own sense of self and place in the world.

Another essay provides an in-depth analysis of the impact of technology on human relationships, highlighting the pros and cons of our increasingly digital world. The author raises important questions about the effects of constant connectivity on interpersonal communication and the need for balance in our tech-saturated lives.

Overall, Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 072 is a thought-provoking and engaging read that offers a diverse array of perspectives on various timely issues. Whether you're interested in personal essays, social commentary, or historical insights, this collection is sure to spark your curiosity and inspire further reflection on the world around you.

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Twenty short nonfiction works, individually chosen by the readers. "The ground rose and fell in successive furrows, like the ruffled waters of a lake, and I became bewildered in my ideas..." John James Audubon's vivid recollection of the 1812 New Madrid earthquake is one of several Vol. 072 selections with a scientific focus. Others include Luminous Plants; The Sunbeam and the Spectrascope; and biographies of two shipbuilders: Robert Fulton and Thomas Andrews. The emotive and rational sides of human nature are evinced in essays ; treatises ; and the records of two very different murder trials: John Kimber ; and James Sullivan . Travel to foreign lands; their history and arts are well represented: Rambles About Rome ; The Mosaics of Ravenna, Italy; Travellers Before the Christian Era; Northern Europe to the Beginning of the Fourteenth Century. Literary and artistic concerns round out Vol. 072, with newspaper accounts of Oscar Wilde's visits to the U.S.; William Faulkner reminiscing about his youthful discovery of literature; and artist and teacher Arthur Guptill explaining how to render pencil sketches from photographs. Summary by Sue Anderson


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