August 21st, 2007 | Published in Google Books
Here on the Book Search team, we're always looking for new ways to help you explore the world of books. That's why we're excited to partner with Google Earth to launch a Google Book Search layer. You may be familiar with our "Places mentioned in this book" feature, where we use a map to show you locations referenced in a particular book. With the new Book Search layer, we bring together two great Google tools to do the opposite -- to organize books by place. Using Google Earth, you can "fly" from city to city browsing related books as you go, or search for a specific location, like Canterbury, UK, to explore literary references to it from public domain books in our index. What's more, because all of the books featured in this layer are out of copyright, if you find something you like, you can browse the full text online or download the PDF to read the book at your own pace.
To find out more, including details for trying out the new layer, check out yesterday’s post on Google Lat Long Blog.