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  • Published: 18 July 2013
  • ISBN: 9781907222160
  • Imprint: MIT Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 136
  • RRP: $22.99
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Scales/Silenic Drift



Published in a back-to-back double-A-side format are Brian Catling's account of the recovery of the enormous Ahnighito meteorite, from Greenland to New York, by explorer Robert Peary in 1897, and the psychogeology of Iain Sinclair's hunt for meteorites across 21st-century London.Across Greenland, the American frontier and contemporary London in search of space rock. Published in a back-to-back double-A-side format.
Scales is an epic-in-miniature account of the recovery of the enormous Ahnighito, or Cape York, meteorite from Greenland to New York by explorer Robert Peary in 1897. With photographs by Rommel Pecson.
Silenic Drift finds Iain Sinclair hunting meteorites across 21st-century London. 'Here was my idiot-simple proposition: psychogeology. The beach beneath the pavement. 20,000 streets under the sky. The rocks of the geological collection at the Natural History Museum in Exhibition Road, South Kensington, were calling me in.'  With photographs by Anonymous Bosch.

  • Published: 18 July 2013
  • ISBN: 9781907222160
  • Imprint: MIT Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 136
  • RRP: $22.99
Categories:

About the authors

Iain Sinclair

Date: 2013-08-06
Iain Sinclair has been a rare book dealer, parks gardener, and all-purposes labourer across East London. In the 1970s he ran Albion Village Press, publishing Brian Catling and Chris Torrance, as well as several volumes of his own poetry. More recently he has written a number of television films, including The Cardinal and the Corpse, made with Christopher Petit for Channel 4. His essays have appeared in the London Review of Books, Sight and Sound and Modern Painters.

Downriver won the 1992 Encore Award for the year's best second novel and also the James Tait Black Memorial Award.

Iain Sinclair is the author of Downriver (winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the Encore Award); Landor's Tower; White Chappell, Scarlet Tracings; Lights Out for the Territory; Lud Heat; Rodinsky's Room (with Rachel Lichtenstein); Radon Daughters; London Orbital and Dining on Stones. He is also the editor of the anthology London: City of Disappearances. He lives in Hackney, East London.

Visit Iain Sinclair's website here.

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