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World's Largest Published Book

The world's largest published book was created by Michael Hawley of MIT to capture more than 100 images of the country of Bhutan. The book, Bhutan: A Visual Odyssey Across the Last Himalayan Kingdom, is 5 feet by 7 feet and weighs 133 pounds.

The book was recently donated to the Smithsonian Institution Libraries by Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Janulis of New York. It will be housed in the Cullman Library of Natural History.

Address: Joseph F. Cullman 3rd Library of Natural History, NHB CE-G15, MRC 154, Smithsonian Institution Libraries, P.O. Box 37012, Washington, DC 20013-7012; 202-633-1184;
Fax: 202-633-0219. Email: libmail@si.edu. Web: http://www.sil.si.edu/libraries/cullman/index.htm.

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