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A history of information storage and retrieval

Author: Foster Stockwell
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2001.
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"Throughout history, humans have sought ways not only to acquire but to preserve knowledge. From when to plant crops to who begat whom, even the earliest people worked to store information. Today, computers and other technologies have almost completely changed the world of information access." "This history traces the development of knowledge collection from early humans, whose minds served as repositories of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Foster Stockwell
ISBN: 0786408405 9780786408405
OCLC Number: 44693995
Description: vii, 200 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1 The Loss of Knowledge 3 --
2 The Greeks Had a Word for It 13 --
3 Gifts from Asia 21 --
4 The Early Accumulation of Books 29 --
5 Medieval Scholarship 37 --
6 The Printing Revolution 46 --
7 The Uses and Abuses of the Bible 57 --
8 Insight, Paradigms, and Prejudice 65 --
9 Bacon and the New Outlook 75 --
10 Diderot Banned 84 --
11 Organizing Knowledge 93 --
12 Coleridge, Encyclopedist of the Romantic Movement 102 --
13 The Strange History of the Britannica 110 --
14 Modern Encyclopedias Worldwide 120 --
15 Modern American Encyclopedias 130 --
16 The Growth of Libraries 140 --
17 The Complexity of Learning 149 --
18 Entering the Computer Age 159 --
19 The New World of Hypertext 168 --
20 Using the Great Electronic Encyclopedia 177 --
Appendix General Encyclopedias Published in English 187.
Responsibility: by Foster Stockwell.

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"Throughout history, humans have sought ways not only to acquire but to preserve knowledge. From when to plant crops to who begat whom, even the earliest people worked to store information. Today, computers and other technologies have almost completely changed the world of information access." "This history traces the development of knowledge collection from early humans, whose minds served as repositories of culture and lore, through the first libraries and encyclopedias, to the many advances of the twentieth century."--BOOK JACKET.

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