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Rare author photos surface in the Jacobi archive.
Can Technology Solve the First Printer's Mysteries?
"The cyclotron can, if improperly tuned, drill a hole through a steel plate," said semi-retired physicist Thomas Cahill of the University of California, Davis. Researchers need to be very careful when aiming it at a Gutenberg Bible to analyze the printer's ink.
In a new book, Duff Hart-Davis tells of the long struggle to publish The Birds of America.
When Audubon sailed for Liverpool to find a publisher for his bird paintings, it was a fool's errand. He had failed at every business venture he had ever tried, had no training in ornithology and the only person he knew in England despised him.
OP asked bird artist David Allen Sibley about Audubon's influence on modern bird illustration. Read the full interview online. [read online]
A Firsthand Look At China's Reviving Book Trade.
Trailing Captain Cook
"I'm interested not only in history, but in how the past is felt in the present," says Tony Horwitz, author of Blue Latitudes: Going Boldly Where Captain Cook Has Gone Before.
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