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article imageTwo books you will probably NOT be buying

By Alexander Baron     Jul 14, 2012 in Entertainment
London - How would you like an atlas for your bookshelf? This one is 1.8 metres tall and weighs 150 kilogrammes. Or a biography of a rock band that costs $4,299? What do you mean, probably not?
When veteran glam rockers KISS turned up in the UK recently, they were their usual self-effacing selfs. Or should that be selves?
As well as music, they have gone into print, with a 1,000 print run limited edition book 3 feet by 5 feet and costing a cool $4,299.
If your pockets aren't that deep, or if you are not a dedicated fan, check out their website. They're starting a new tour, just don't ask their combined age, but they are rumoured to be a little more youthful than the Rolling Stones. Though only a little.
Not to be outdone, the British Library shows the UK can do it in style too. An Australia company has just produced the world's largest atlas. The Earth Platinum atlas measures a staggering 1.8m x 2.7m and weighs in at 200kg. A limited edition of only 31 copies has been printed, and naturally the world's most prestigious research library has acquired a copy. Don't ask the price! The book has been certified by those nice people at Guinness.
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