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The Smell Of Books: Judging An Old Book By Its Odor

First Posted: 03/18/10 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 03:40 PM ET

Smell Of Books


Take an antique leather-bound book, open it up, and inhale deeply. There's just something about that old-book smell. And thanks to a new analytical chemistry technique, the volatile organic compounds that compose the aroma could help preservationists keep their collections safe from old-age damage.

Read the whole story: Wired


Filed by Jessie Kunhardt  |