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The Kuthodaw Pagoda features a collection of 730 marble tablets surrounding the base of its structures, double-sided with text.The collection of tablets bears the complete scripture of Theravāda Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (who also happens to be a pioneer of the aviation world).It measures 3.08 meters wide (opened) and 2.01 meters high.It was featured in the September 2007 Biannual Book Fair of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.[IP Tech Blog]“Old book smell” is produced by the breakdown of two chemical components in paper, cellulose and lignin.The byproducts of this process are toluene and ethylbenzene (which produce a sweet odor), vanillin (which produces a vanilla odor), benzaldehyde and furfural (which produce an almond odor), and 2-ethylhexanol which produces a flowery odor.
In the original edition, almost none of the characters had names and were referred to by titles and honorifics because of Heian-era Japanese court etiquette.
Amazon was unable to get more newly printed copies in stock until February 3rd.
[Gizmodo]Before the printing press was invented, books had to be written and copied by hand, which imaginably took forever (years).
[Science ABC]In January 2017, two of the biggest trending topics in the media were “fake news” and “alternative facts”.
This inspired consumers to buy every physical copy of 1984 from Amazon, the world’s largest online retailer, by the end of the month.