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Author: Roger Parry
Publisher: London ; Boston : Nicholas Brealey Pub., 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Ascent of Media: From Gilgamesh to Google via Gutenberg tells the story of media from its earliest incarnation in the clay tablets of Gilgamesh, through the Gutenberg press, to Google and the unfurling world of digital content. This fascinating book is a narrative history of media-theater to video games-told with a host of captivating facts and anecdotes. Opening up a new forum for debate, Parry argues that  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Parry, Roger, 1953-
Ascent of media.
London : Nicholas Brealey Pub., 2011
(DLC) 2011022264
(OCoLC)712118526
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Roger Parry
ISBN: 9781857889468 1857889460
OCLC Number: 759158932
Awards: Commended for Independent Publisher Book Awards (Business/Career) 2012
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 406 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction. Media's building blocks --
Evolution. The media journey --
Theatre --
Books --
Pictures --
Posters --
Postal systems --
Newspapers --
Magazines --
Comics --
Telegraph --
Telephone --
Recorded sound --
Radio --
Cinema --
Television --
Video games --
Web --
Key events in media --
Future. Everything that went before ... and more.
Responsibility: Roger Parry.

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