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Einstein's Watch: Being an Unofficial Record of a Year's Most Ownable Things Hardcover – November 16, 2010
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"A simple idea brilliantly executed... A fantastically eclectic selection... Everything about this book is perfectly judged... If it's not careful this could turn into a Christmas perennial, the new Schott's Miscellany"- Mail on Sunday
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