Friday, March 01, 2013

Pelican Books: A Flock of Non-Fiction

Bird Recognition: Sea-Birds and Waders (1947) by James FisherPelican Books: A Flock of Non-Fiction on AbeBooks: Pelican Books (not to be confused with the Pelican Publishing Company) was the non-fiction imprint of Penguin Books. While the Penguin umbrella may be best-known for fiction and for keen design, the Pelican imprint was brought about with an eye on education over entertainment. The move toward academia and the creation of the Pelican imprint along with it occurred in May 1937, two years after Penguin's founding.

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