Contemporary Examples

Homestar Runner, Trogdor the Burninator, and the Birth of the Internet Rich Goldstein April 21, 2014
The Tantric Sex in Avatar Asra Q. Nomani March 3, 2010
Democrats’ Best Weapon for Midterms: Fear of a Red Senate Michael Tomasky February 20, 2014
The ‘Veronica Mars’ Kickstarter Smash: 5 Burning Questions Kevin Fallon March 14, 2013
Sandi Thom On How To Make It As A Female Rock Star Sandi Thom April 8, 2014

Historical Examples

Color Key to North American Birds Frank M. Chapman
The Book of Sports: William Martin
Life Histories of North American Shore Birds, Part 1 (of 2) Arthur Cleveland Bent
The Bird Book Chester A. Reed
Birds Illustrated by Color Photography [August, 1897] Various

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