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

Author: Michael S Malone
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Guardian of all things is the history of how humans have relentlessly pursued new ways to preserve and manage memory, both within the human brain and as a series of inventions external to it. Michael S. Malone looks at the story of memory, both human and mechanical, and the historic turning points in that story that have not only changed our relationship to memory, but have also changed our human fabric. Full  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael S Malone
ISBN: 9781250023230 1250023238 9780312620318 0312620314
OCLC Number: 973711864
Description: xii, 290 p. ; 21 cm.
Contents: Foreword: the guardian of all things --
Memory as biography --
Finding a voice --
Memory as word --
Cave of illumination --
Memory as symbol --
Clay, reeds and skin --
Memory as medium --
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 --
Persistence of memory --
Memory as existence --
Notes.
Responsibility: Michael S. Malone.

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