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This decorative ball/hanging ornament was made from a 1958 copy of Van Nostrand's Scientific Encyclopedia that was discarded from the Harvard Public Library. The scientific diagrams and definitions float like continents atop a background of deep blues and greens. This ornament would make a great gift for any environmentalist or science lover, but it would be especially good for an earth science teacher, geologist, or ecologist, as it includes definitions for "calcite," "rhyolite," and "environment," as well as a diagram of an Archimedes spiral.

This lightweight ball decoration can be used as a decorative ball or a hanging ornament. Hanging hardware and string are included and can be easily added without the use of tools.

* 3" diameter, paper-covered, polystyrene ball
* Hanging hardware included
* Packaged in string-wrapped gift box
* Coated with a UV-resistant acrylic sealant
* Not recommended for outdoor use

This ball comes packaged in a gift box with a Palimpsestic label. Orders are shipped via USPS within 3-5 days.

I rely on the serendipity of thrift stores and garage sales for most of my books. When I'm looking for a specific title, I purchase the lowest condition copy available from a dealer. I never use new or collectible-quality materials in my work.

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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: paper, glue, sealant, styrofoam ball, vintage book
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 349 reviews
  • Favorited by: 11 people