Winter 2008 Roundup: Coffee-Table Books
This selection of coffee-table books includes some of our recent favorites, with subjects including geology, cartography, the art of the formula, and animal architecture. Although most of these books are large-format, a couple pack all the visual intensity of a traditional coffee-table book into a more compact design. Reviews begin on the next page. Enjoy!
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