Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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Print long books on a budget

And they're small...
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A normally long book on almost any subject is printed really small to save on costs, and one of those little fresnel magnifying-glass-bookmarks (5 cent cost?) is included so you can read it.
turner, Sep 22 2001

Sun Friendly Book http://www.halfbake...n_20friendly_20book
uno problema [thumbwax, Sep 22 2001, last modified Oct 04 2004]

Micromaps http://www.minimap.co.uk/
How a long and wide subject is printed really small and viewed with a lens. [snagger, Sep 22 2001, last modified Oct 04 2004]

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       Can you read that outdoors on a sunny day?
thumbwax, Sep 22 2001
  

       Yeh, if you're no good at flaming here, you can go outside and practice on ants in your garden.
sdm, Sep 22 2001
  

       Don't the little map systems (see link) bake this? It might be a specialised version, it might (I think) use a 'real' lens not a fresnel, but the essential idea is there.   

       [moments later] Duh - just realised, I have actually got the compact edition of the Oxford English Dictionary. This is printed with four original pages on each page (getting the original 26 or so volumes into just two). And it comes with a Bausch & Lomb magnifier in a little drawer.
snagger, Sep 22 2001
  

       I thought this idea was going to be about recycled accounting ouput.
phoenix, Sep 23 2001
  

       Another approach: I have Hitchcock and Cronquist's "Flora of the Pacific Northwest" which is a condensation of a 5-volume botany, said condensation being accomplished in part by wholesale abbreviation of words: "Lvs not linear and connate or fls > 1 per fl st; corolla often gamopet." This could be done with something like "Finnegan's Wake" or the Complete Works of Wm. Shakespeare and save all sorts of space.
Dog Ed, Sep 23 2001
  

       Is it thump-proof?
StarChaser, Sep 23 2001
  
      
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