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If you’re looking to shed some light on the mystery of the Barguzin Skeleton (a controversial Siberian discovery in 1989), look no further than Marton Borzak’s 496-page tome complete with included miniature UV lamp for discovering more clues.  




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4 weeks

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

6.7 × 9 × 1.65 in.

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Holmen / Book / White / 80g
Cyclus / Offset / 150g
Cyclus / Offset / 200g
Eska / Board / 1540g

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Mercury Text
Courier New


Secrets of the Barguzin Skeleton
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Secrets of the Barguzin Skeleton
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The Story
Quarter of a century ago, on the 17th of July in 1989, a European man’s skeleton was found in the siberian Barguzin whose characteristics matched with our greatest poet, Sándor Petöi’s physical signs on 25 points. Sensational news was followed by controversy overheated by emotions and primitive recriminations said to be professional. How the skeleton was “smuggled” from Moscow, how it was “enchanted” into a woman in America, why they wanted to annihilate the remains -- numerous scandal girdled the Petöi-case, which ultimately became a victim of scientific and political skirmish. In this book, the author -- Tibor Borzak, who was a member of the expedition as a journalist -- lines up the existing siberian legends, the facts of prisoners of war issues and unfolds the mysteries surrounding the skeleton, which make up a real thriller.

More secrets are revealed readable as the pictures are illuminated with the UV-lamp included in the book.

The Book
A book designed to reflect on secrets of the story. Commentary by the author, explanation and annotation of illustrations are printed with UV ink, which is only visible under UV light. The binding is designed in a way that the attached UV-lamp could fit inside the book, but at the same time it can be removed and used to explore hidden messages.

Production Lesson(s)

We had to figure out the right load for the UV ink. We ran tests to find the setting which did not cause very bright reflections when illuminated with the small lamp. Also we had to install UV lamps to check the registration.

The small UV lamps were produced in China. The schedule was very tight, we didn't leave a window for delays. Next time we definitely will create a timing where we take delays into account. ”

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Kelly Cree

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Date Published

May 5, 2014


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