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This is the front cover art for the book Annals of the Former World written by John McPhee. The book cover art copyright is believed to belong to the publisher, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, or the cover artist.


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Annals of the Former World

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Annals of the Former World by John McPhee. Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (New York) in 1999, and winner that year of the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction. This is the cover for the first trade edition, 696 pages with index.

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