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Damaged paper. Coloured scanning electron micro- graph (SEM) of part of a page from an old book damaged by woodworm. The hole (at lower right) has been caused by the burrowing woodworm. Cellulose plant fibres of the paper are seen. A magnified view of the page helps a restorer to assess the extent of the damage to a book before restoration. Magnification: x35 at 6x6cm size.
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