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The book : the life story of a technology

Author: Nicole Howard
Publisher: John Hopkins University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Provides a broad overview of the history of the printed book across many centuries, cultures, and in a variety of fields.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicole Howard
ISBN: 031333028X 9780313330285 9780801893117 0801893119
OCLC Number: 671276141
Description: xiv, 171 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword Introduction Ancestors: Books Before Print Infancy: The Earliest Printed Books Youth: Books in the Sixteenth Century Adulthood: Early Modern Books Maturity: Books in the Age of Automation The Future of Books: Twentieth Century and Beyond
Responsibility: Nicole Howard.

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"In this broad and concise overview (back cover), Howard essentially skims very selective high points in the history of the book--from writing on papyrus (in about 2600 BCE) to the reusable e-paper Read more...

 
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