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Author Topic: The book that made me like this sort of thing  (Read 1477 times)
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« on: March 25, 2007, 07:44:41 am »

When i was 7 (around, not exactly sure), i got this book:
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0789434288/gallifanothekind
It's an eyewitness version of 20,000 leagues under the sea, complete with a two page layout of the nautilus. The whole novel is condensed into a short children's story, with additional info in the sidebars. There were pages full of backround info as well, such as one on Jules Verne and one on modern submarines. That version of the nautilus will forever be my version of the nautilus.

I've always loved this stuff...
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« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2007, 01:50:26 pm »

Thats pretty cool.
I have a different thing of 20 000 leagues under the sea. Its pretty old and in bad condition. But it has different things in the side bars explaining what everything means and what not. Its really cool.

one page inside...
*hint* go all the way over to the right

P.S. sorry its so big, I dont know how to make it smaller
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« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2007, 03:58:15 am »

I had some similar books - re-written for the junior reader - but not with such wonderful marginal notations. How Flash!

The one that I read over and over again was <em>Journey to the Centre of the Earth</em>.
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« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2007, 04:08:09 am »

DK books are, for my money, some of the best tomes in print today.  Nothing excites me quite like those cutaway pictures with the italic labels  Grin  I had no idea they had a "Classics" line at all, but this rendition of Verne has made it to the top of my wishlist...
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