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April 25, 2011

World's Most Expensive "Fly"

Too bad it wasn't my children's book selling for that price!

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Amazon seller lists book at $23,698,655.93 -- plus shipping

An independent seller apparently listed the book

This unthinkable sticker price for "The Making of a Fly" on was spotted on April 18 by Michael Eisen, an evolutionary biologist and blogger.

The market-blind book listing was not the result of uncontrollable demand for Peter Lawrence's "classic work in developmental biology," Eisen writes.

Instead, it appears it was sparked by a robot price war.


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