Sorry, I seem to be stuck in a "look at this, and now look at that!" groove, but the difference(s) between the US and UK versions of this book are astounding. And no, I won't tell you which is which...you know, don't ya?
You know, for a minute there I was thinking that the first one (the illustrated one) was from the US, simply because the second one has that British restraint about it. Then I looked it up on Amazon.com. Wrong! The illustrated one looks much more exciting (gee, what's this about? What's inside?), but might get too niche market. The photo one, though, looks like those sweet yet bland catchall sociology books out there. No attitude (and geared to an older audience than the illustrated one).
I thought UK on the top and the split frame from the US. (Is there some split frame template the publishers are using lately?)
I've seen the horizontal split used to great effect, but the examples are few and far between and I think most feel dated.
I prefer the second cover. The photos show people who are young, attractive, happy, friendly and western looking. This opposes the usual cliched image of Iranians as extremists involved in violence.
The first one looks like something dull from the early seventies.
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