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A Natural Selection July 17, 2012

This complete set of 108 British natural history books sold recently at Bonhams for over $8200. The New Naturalist, containing topics relevant to the British Isles, is arguably one of the most influential natural history series ever published and has been in continual publication by Collins since 1945. It was first published just after WWII ended and signaled a renewal for the beleaguered Brits at that time. In the editors’ words, it was intended to “recapture the inquiring spirit of the old naturalists” and to…

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The Book Chainsaw Massacre December 16, 2010

Warning! Real Books Were Harmed in the Making of This Video is how this trailer begins and boy they ain’t kidding. For his latest book, BLANK, published by the exciting new Seattle-based publisher Jaded Ibis Press, artist Davis Schneiderman and friends broke out the hardware and annihilated a bunch of books (and almost a Kindle). Though a bit over the top; the shock factor is sure to send quivers down the spines of the some book lovers,  the reality…

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