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The guardian of all things : the epic story of human memory

Author: Michael S Malone
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : St. Martin's Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Explores the history of memory and human civilization, examining how human ideas, inventions, and transformations have been documented in venues ranging from cave drawings, and oral histories to libraries and the Internet.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael S Malone
ISBN: 9780312620318 0312620314 9781250014924 1250014921
OCLC Number: 759914181
Description: xii, 290 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Foreword: the guardian of all things: memory as biography --
Finding a voice: memory as word --
The cave of illumination: memory as symbol --
Clay, reeds and skin: memory as medium --
The bloody statue: memory as metaphor --
Long-leggedy beasties: memory as classification --
Theaters of memory: memory as reference --
Patterns in the carpet: memory as instruction --
Tick, talk: memory as recording --
Diamonds and rust: memory as free --
The persistence of memory: memory as existence.
Responsibility: Michael S. Malone.

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