If you're not too knowledgeable on the subject of cows, why not pick up a copy of the CJ Brown 'Beef' book? The cow hide-clad book is not only unique in its physical design, it's also highly informative.
The CJ Brown 'Beef' book was made as part of Brown's final project for his second year at the University of West England, Bristol, where he studies graphic design. If you're curious as to what the 140-page tome has to say about cows, Brown himself states, "The book explores the history of beef ranging from its involvement during WW2 to the uses of beef in by products to this day." I never knew there was so much more to beef!
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