World's Largest Atlas Needs Two People To Turn Each Page

So how does the book publishing industry battle back as they watch its market share being slowly nibbled away by ereaders and tablets? Well, by churning out an incredibly massive 1.8m x 1.4m world atlas with a price tag of $US100,000.

The Platinum Edition of Millennium House's newest atlas — simply titled Earth — stands taller than the average person, and requires at least a couple of skilled pageturners to browse through its 128 pages. The book took over 100 cartographers, geographers and photographers more than four years to create, and this special monstrous edition is limited to just 31 individually numbered copies. There's no word on whether an electronic version will be made available for the Kindle or iPad, and we're assuming that's because it would weigh in at a hefty four terabyte download. [Millennium House via Cribcandy]


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    I used to love perusing through atlasses as a kid. Seeing the different data represented around the world - topography, population density, precipitation ...

    Nowadays geography is probably my biggest weak point! :--P

    It seems pointless, but if I had the money I'd buy it.

    look mummy... someone went and printed out Google Earth!

    I'll wait until they print a life size version.

    Agree with TSH, I used to love looking through atlas' as a kid. And while my geography skills are rustic, I don't believe I've forgotten most of it.

    This would be awesome. Might make for a great 65th birthday gift for my dad who's a retired Geography teacher.

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