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Dr Seuss and the real Lorax

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Fig. 1: Inception of The Lorax.

a,d, Yvonne A. de Jong and Thomas M. Butynski; b,c, Dr. Seuss Enterprises; e, Anup Shah, courtesy of Nature Picture Library

Fig. 2: Pre-publication drawing of the Lorax.

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Fig. 3: Perceptual face space.

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This project was conceived at a dinner hosted by the Dartmouth Society of Fellows. D.E.P. is author of Theodor SEUSS Geisel and he is the Ted and Helen Geisel Third Century Professor in the Humanities, an endowed position that supported aspects of this work. For valuable comments and contributions, we thank W. Allen, T. Butynski, P. Carini, L. Claassen, Y. de Jong, N. Diller, J. Estes, S. Gaughan, J. Pitt, C. Sandbrook, J. E. Terp and D. E. White.

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Dominy, N.J., Winters, S., Pease, D.E. et al. Dr Seuss and the real Lorax. Nat Ecol Evol 2, 1196–1198 (2018).

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