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World s largest book on display in Australian library
By IANS | Bharat Defence Kavach | Publish Date: 6/19/2015 12:00:00 AM

Sydney: The world s largest book, a giant atlas weighing 150 kg, has been put on display at the State Library here, media reported on Friday. The book will be on display for one month starting Friday. The atlas, Earth Platinum, measures 1.8 metres by 2.7 metres, ABC reported.

There are only 31 copies of the book, which was released by Australian publisher Millennium House in 2012. The state library copy is the only one in Australia. Over 100 international cartographers, geographers and photographers were involved in the production of the atlas which contains 128 pages -- 61 pages of maps and 27 images of famous locations including Vatican City s St. Peter s Basilica and Peru s ancient ctadel, Machu Picchu.

Many of the images were made from stitching together 1,000 individual photographs. The largest image has 12,000 photographs. Until now, the British Library held the record for the world s largest atlas with the 1660 Klencke Atlas. --Indo-Asian News Service ksk/pku


World s largest book on display in Australian library


भारत डिफेंस कवच की नई हिन्दी पत्रिका ‘डिफेंस मॉनिटर’ का ताजा अंक ऊपर दर्शाया गया है। इसके पहले दस पन्ने आप मुफ्त देख सकते हैं। पूरी पत्रिका पढ़ने के लिए कुछ राशि का भुगतान करना होता है। पुराने अंक आप पूरी तरह फ्री पढ़ सकते हैं। पत्रिका के अंकों पर क्लिक करें और देखें। -संपादक

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