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Scales/Silenic Drift

Scales/Silenic Drift

Current price: $13.95
Publication Date: July 18th, 2013
Strange Attractor Press
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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.

About the Author

Brian Catling is the author of The Vorrh, a poet, sculptor and performer. He is Professor of Fine Art at The Ruskin School of Drawing & Fine Art, University of Oxford.

Iain Sinclair is the author of numerous books including American Smoke, Ghost Milk,  London Orbital, Hackney That Rose-Red Empire, Lights Out For the Territory.