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A rose by any other name?

A book has got smell. A new book smells great. An old book smells even better. Ray Bradbury

 

You know the smell. It’s nothing you can buy to use as a perfume, though I’m a bit surprised no one has ever tried, and it is uniquely identifiable to anyone who has ever handled an old book. It’s easy to understand that the smell of a new book is a combination of fresh paper and ink (mostly), but what gives old books their unique, slightly acidic odor?

 

A team of scientists from major European and UK universities wondered about that and did an extensive study. This is what they came up with...more....

Source: http://ricktownley.com/2014/08/05/a-rose-by-any-other-name-2