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Author Topic: Best dense-information, detailed-illustration books of things?  (Read 2147 times)
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« on: July 16, 2010, 01:02:22 PM »

I really love these reference books that are densely packed with small illustrations or photos on every page, cataloging animals, insects, etc.

Here are two prime examples:

http://www.amazon.com/Sib...David-Allen/dp/0679451226


http://www.amazon.com/Sib...y-Guide-Trees-David-Allen


Anyone have any others to recommend?
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« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2010, 01:28:33 PM »

There's a sad irony in a book about trees.
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« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2010, 01:44:14 PM »

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There's a sad irony in a book about trees.

or perhaps there is a sublime honor in being a solitary tree from whose single trunk the entire catalog and history of all the world's arboretum might be set forth and passed on and studied.
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« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2010, 01:59:50 PM »

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There's a sad irony in a book about trees.

or perhaps there is a sublime honor in being a solitary tree from whose single trunk the entire catalog and history of all the world's arboretum might be set forth and passed on and studied.

Hm... I'm thinking that perhaps there is a fine line between "Sublime Honor", and Short Straw... smiley
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« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2010, 02:18:55 PM »

The whole DK Eyewitness series is like that but they are intended for older kids, even though adults love reading them too.

This is from the book Arms and Armour:

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« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2010, 05:12:41 PM »

a solitary tree from whose single trunk the entire catalog and history of all the world's arboretum might be set forth and passed on and studied.
The super bole!
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