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Library: An Unquiet History

Library: An Unquiet History
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9 years, 5 months ago at Dec 6 16:16
Battles shares the history of libraries, since "books" were made of argyle. Archeology proves us that even them, systems were used to archive the knowledge they had and shared in those argyle "books". Chinese stones, papyrus, parchment, Library of Alexandria. Pride, fire, war, theft. Monasteries libraries, college libraries, private libraries, national libraries. The Gutenberg press. Facts and spe... read more


6 years, 1 month ago at Apr 12 15:32
I enjoyed this engaging book about libraries, books, writing and knowledge. I liked learning about how writing on bamboo stalks influenced the look of Asian writing and how Antonio Panizzi changed the card catalog "...from an inventory to an instrument of discovery" [p. 130].
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Manufacturer: W. W. Norton & Company
Release date: 1 June 2003
ISBN-10 : 0393020290 | ISBN-13: 9780393020298
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