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Old 08-22-2007, 09:37 AM   #1
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Google Mash-Up: Earth goes Book Search

I am a great fan of Google Earth, and no, it's not because you can play the creepy stalker guy without getting hurt. This week the Google Earth blog revealed a new feature allowing you to place a "Google Book Search" layer in Earth to reveal text snippets of public domain books that reference a particular location.

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For example, let's say that you're interested in Detroit, Michigan. After flying there in Google Earth, you'll find that one of the book icons is for "The Writings of Thomas Jefferson." Clicking on the book icon brings up the pop-up balloon with the following text snippet:

"With respect to the unfor-tunate loss of Detroit and our army, I with pleasure see the animation it has inspired through our whole country, ..."
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Old 08-23-2007, 10:52 PM   #2
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hi
it is very intersting thing but i didnt use it before
so could u tell me more about it pls??
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