Giant book sets record

April 2004
Literary Cavalcade;Apr2004, Vol. 56 Issue 7, p4
A book about one of the world's smallest countries has become the largest published book in print in the world. Measuring 5 by 7 feet and weighing more than 130 pounds, "Bhutan: A Visual Odyssey Across the Last Himalayan Kingdom" is a 114-page picture book about the tiny, mountainous nation nestled between India and China. Using high-tech digital cameras, the teams, which included Bhutanese teenagers, took over 40,000 photographs of Bhutan's spectacular landscape. Only 500 copies of the book, which sell for $10,000 each on the Web site Amazon.com, will be printed.


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