And the comments were intriguing:
As a small boy in the mid 1970s I got a really deep paper cut on my thumb from my parents' copy of that atlas.
It was page 31.
Posted by: David Atkinson | 01 May 2007 at 11:13 AM
Funnily enough there's a blood stain on page 31 of this copy!
Posted by: Richard | 01 May 2007 at 11:16 AM
I've just called my parents: they've still got their copy.
It would seem I'm not the only victim of this treacherous tome. It lures you in with its seductive information graphics on 'Whale And Eel Migrations' and the like, then bam! Dario Argento all over the Dralon.
Bleeders Digest, more like.
Posted by: David Atkinson | 01 May 2007 at 11:59 AM *
Yesterday I finally checked my copy to see what was happening on the dreaded Page 31:
The Great Australian Bight?
(This seems to be an Australian edition. Page 31 may not be so inherently vicious elsewhere)