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Author Topic: Best dense-information, detailed-illustration books of things?  (Read 2385 times)

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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.co...-Allen/dp/0679451226
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http://www.amazon.co...de-Trees-David-Allen
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Anyone have any others to recommend?

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Re: Best dense-information, detailed-illustration books of things?
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2010, 01:28:33 PM »
There's a sad irony in a book about trees.

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Re: Best dense-information, detailed-illustration books of things?
« 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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Re: Best dense-information, detailed-illustration books of things?
« 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... :)

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Re: Best dense-information, detailed-illustration books of things?
« 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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Re: Best dense-information, detailed-illustration books of things?
« 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!