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Harvard Library Includes Book Bound In Human Skin

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June 5, 2014
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Harvard University experts confirmed a 19th century French book was bound using human skin. But, why? Video provided by Newsy


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AP (Aug. 6, 2014) — Historians have confirmed through handwriting analysis that a pro-slavery book once donated to a Central Illinois library was once read by Abraham Lincoln when he was a practicing lawyer. (Aug. 6) Video provided by AP
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Why Is Abraham Lincoln’s Handwriting In This Racist Book?

Why Is Abraham Lincoln’s Handwriting In This Racist Book?

Newsy (Aug. 7, 2014) — The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum says the handwriting of an inscription found in a racist book belonged to Abraham Lincoln. Video provided by Newsy
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Recreating San Francisco Before the 1906 Earthquake

Recreating San Francisco Before the 1906 Earthquake

FORA.tv (Mar. 6, 2013) — Join us for a behind the scenes look at the making of the Academy's newest planetarium show: Earthquake: Evidence of a Restless Planet. You will go on a journey that takes you through the whole process from inception to production. A sweeping geological journey, Earthquake explores the forces that transform the surface of our planet. After a stunning flight over the San Andreas Fault, audiences travel back in time to experience San Francisco's infamous 1906 earthquake. Data-driven visualizations illustrate Earth's story, revealing how subtle motions and sudden ruptures have shaped our planet over eons-and how geological activity influences the course of human history. This is the Academy's fourth planetarium show since reopening the Academy under one living roof. This event takes place in the Koret Auditorium at the San Francisco Public Library Main.
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Malians Vow to Protect Ancient Timbuktu Manuscripts

Malians Vow to Protect Ancient Timbuktu Manuscripts

AFP (Mar. 2, 2013) — Hawa Tourι, Director of the Kati Fund, the largest private library in Timbuktu, has taken refuge with relatives in Bamako. She managed to take a dozen documents that are now kept in a secret location. Nearly 13,000 documents were dispersed among neighbors to protect them from Islamists.
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