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Judge a book by its smell! November 12, 2009

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Who doesn’t love the spectrum of book odors? From the smell of dusty, archaic library books to the smell of freshly printed Barnes & Noble books, you can often find me with my nose in a book, literally. Matija Strlic, a chemist at University College London, has developed a process called “material degradomics” to determine how degraded the paper within books are. This will greatly help rare book specialists and archivists in determining what artifacts need to be preserved and in what order. Check out the full article by Wired Science.

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