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A Rainbow or Just a Pretty Pile of Books?

Thanks so much for all of your comments and faves!! This is the most popular photo in my stream.


More good books from my extensive (mainly science and reference) library. It was crooked, but I think I was able to fix it. I was quite surprised that I actually had enough solid-color book spines to make a rainbow. I had even more colors, so I may make an even bigger book rainbow someday! (8/23/2008)


I entered this photo into the S2IS "Colour Crazy" Contest:


The books in my pile are:

E=mc2: A Biography of Einstein (Moore)

The Golden Ratio (Livio)

Faster Than The Speed of Light (Magueijo)

The Practical Geologist (Dixon, et al)

Our Amazing Planet

The Handy Science Answer Book

The Discovery of Time

Hyperspace (Kaku)

Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors (Sagan & Druyan)

Wonders of Our World



This is the power of Flickr: I was contacted by a German company that wanted to use this image to put on magnets, office folders, and containers. It was the first time I was paid for the use of a photo -- about $100. If I had never put this up on Flickr, then my rainbow books would never have graced the refrigerators and offices of Germans! :-)

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Taken on August 23, 2008