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STORY BEHIND THE SPINESCAPE IMAGE
For centuries, people have admired eagles and adopted them as symbols of strength, bravery, and authority. Roman soldiers carried a golden figure of the eagle into battle. Russian and Austrian emperors used the eagle to project power and prestige.
The bald eagles featured on The World Book Encyclopedia 2021 Spinescape® represent strength, contemplation, and wisdom as they survey the majestic landscape of Alaska.