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The articles in this issue areabout many kinds of motion, from the sojourns of Cambodian dancers in 1906 France to the stuttering flicker of early silent film, and from the rise and fall of Brazilian hot air balloons to the travels of baby teeth earnestly dispatched by St. Louis schoolchildren in the name of Science.

Chapter 1: Humans in Motion

Chapter 2: Objects in Motion

Chapter 3: Ideas in Motion

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The Appendix is a quarterly journal of experimental and narrative history, soliciting articles from historians, writers, and artists committed to good storytelling, with an eye for the strange and a suspicion of both jargon and traditional narratives.

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From the Aviary: Haliaeetus leucocephalus
By Amy Kohout

From the depths of the Smithsonian, Amy Kohout retrieves the hollow shell of a female Bald Eagle, dead for 139 years. What can the migrations of that eagle and the army surgeon who prepared her teach us about the cycles, research, and motion of a life spent in archives?

Originally Appeared in… Illusions Volume 1. Issue 2. April 2013

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