Ahh, who doesn’t love the smell of old books? Well, maybe a lot of people. Old books smell a little funky because they are made of paper and other organic materials – and organic things rot! Preserving or appropriately storing a treasured book can take finding out the composition of its paper – a process which traditionally requires burning it. In order to not have to destroy the very...
In Washington D.C., at the Folger Shakespeare Library, there is a book bearing a faded and obscured handwritten name that scholars have struggled to decipher: the signature of a (if not the) “Wm Shakespeare.” As part of the Lazarus Project, a group from the University of Mississippi recently spent their spring break using modern imaging techniques to
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