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Books : a living history

Author: Martyn Lyons
Publisher: Los Angeles : J. Paul Getty Museum, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the first scribbling on papyrus to the emergence of the e-book, this wide-ranging overview of the history of the book provides a fascinating look at one of the most efficient, versatile, and enduring technologies ever developed.
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Genre/Form: History
Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martyn Lyons
ISBN: 9781606060834 160606083X
OCLC Number: 707023033
Description: 224 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
Contents: Ancient and medieval worlds --
The new culture of print --
Enlightenment and the masses --
The publisher arrives --
Knowledge for all.
Responsibility: Martyn Lyons.

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From the first scribbling on papyrus to the emergence of the e-book, this wide-ranging overview of the history of the book provides a fascinating look at one of the most efficient, versatile, and enduring technologies ever developed.

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""Books: A Living History" celebrates the history and magic of the book, from cuneiform tablets to Harry Potter, looking along the way at related trends in literacy rates, the growth of new genres Read more...

 
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