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Feb 25, 2019

Let's drift off to Somnium, or The Dream, written in 1608 by Johannes Kepler. Considered the great-granddaddy of all science fiction, it's every bit as riveting as you think a story by a famed astronomer-mathematician would be. Science fiction has come a long, long way.

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Feb 18, 2019

If you've never, ever wondered how to operate a steam engine boiler, this 1903 book about farm equipment is the perfect way to engineer a good night's sleep.

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Feb 11, 2019

Let's drift off to a new entry from one of our most popular volumes: The Book of Household Management, by Mrs. Isabella Beeton. Dinner parties, calling cards, and kid gloves have never been so relaxing.

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Feb 4, 2019

Tonight, we relax to a 2,000-year-old classic about architectural design. It's "Ten Books on Architecture," by Marcus Vitruvius Pollio. Let this great Roman writer build you a bridge to sleep. There are also a few happy announcements. Enjoy!

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