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Scales / Silenic Drift


B. Catling / Iain Sinclair
156pp, 170mm x 120mm
PB, £9.99
ISBN 978 1907 222 160



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.

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.

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.