In Charlottesville, Virginia, beneath the irregular rhythms of modern student life, there remains a grand expression of the Enlightenment, a philosophy concretized in brick and timber. Garry Wills explores Thomas Jefferson's great achievement, the University of Virginia, as a final, superb expression of the statesman's mind. Everything in the university's structure was planned to the last detaila meticulous ordering that is both romantic and quixotic. The play of one architectural element into another is meant to reflect the interconnectedness of all knowledge. The stunning result is a place of study that makes one lost world of the 18th century only half lost after all.
"What in the world?" That's what you'll say
when you open this amazing large-format photo book, full of real-life puzzling pictures. Patterns, colors, shapes, hidden animals, optical illusions, double-take photo comparisons, and much more will give your brain a workout ...
This cheerful and inspirational book packed with adorable
animal facts, heartwarming nuggets from history, snippets of cool new science, amazing photography, inspirational advice from Nat Geo explorers, and fascinating weird-but-true facts.
Now in paperbackNational Geographic Children's Books presents the
award-winning photobiography of Alexander Graham Bell. This fascinating profile, named a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year, uses direct quotes to give readers a vivid insight into the life of ...