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A History of the Book in 100 Books : the complete story: from Egypt to ebook

Author: Roderick Cave; Sara Ayad
Publisher: Sydney : Allen & Unwin, 2014.
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At this crucial time for the future of books as we know them today, this volume tells the story of the book from the very beginning.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roderick Cave; Sara Ayad
ISBN: 9781743317143 174331714X
OCLC Number: 880928807
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Description: 288 pages
Contents: Ch. 1. In the beginning. Cave paintings: El Castillo Cave --
Earliest evidence of mathematical knowledge: Ishango bone --
Cuneiform tablets: Epic of Gilgamesh --
An Andean mystery: Caral Khipu --
Egyptian books on papyrus: Book of the Dead of Ani. Ch. 2. Eastern approaches. Chinese developments in bookmaking: Guodian Chu slips --
Mass production in Japan: ShMtoku's Dharani --
Monumental Korean undertaking: Tripitaka Koreana --
Indian palm-leaf manuscript: Nalanda Perfection of Wisdom Sutra --
The biggest books ever written: Yongle Dadian --
Bone, bamboo and bark: Batak Pustaha --
Burmese folding format: Parabaik. Ch. 3. The great classics. Origins of a childrens' classic: Aesop's Fables --
A timeless epic: Homer's Iliad --
An early masterpiece of Ethiopian art: Garima Gospels --
The first cookbooks: Apicius --
A mathematical miracle: Archimedes palimpsest. Ch. 4. Medieval worlds & the book. Ireland's greatest treasure: Book of Kells --
Schism and discord: Chludov Psalter --
The foundation of pharmacology: Dioscorides' De Materia Medica --
A masterpiece of Armenian illumination: T'oros Roslin Gospels --
The father of mapping: Ptolemy's Geographia --
A sailor's guide to Byzantium: Cristoforo's Liber Insularum Archipelagi --
Illumination by the Master of the Prayer Book: Bruges Roman de la Rose --
A giant among giants: Farnese Hours. Ch. 5. Light from the East. The oldest printed book of all: Dunhuang Diamond Sutra --
A literary and artistic masterpiece: Murasaki's the Tale of Genji --
The "Indian Aesop": Panchatantra --
The standard Isalmic book of astronomy: Al-Sufi's Book of Fixed Stars --
A forgotten precursor of Leonardo da Vinci: Al-Jazari's Compendium on the Mechanical Arts --
The first anatomical "atlas": Mansur's Anatomy --
An early Islamic book produced in Java: Boke van Bonang. Ch. 6. Wheels of change. Gutenberg's revolution: Gutenberg's 42-line bible --
A blockbuster among early printed books: Schedel's Nuremberg Chronicle --
A book from the first English printer: Caxton's Chesse Moralysed --
The first joke book: Wynkyn's Demaundes Joyous --
The earliest scientific texts: Euclid's Elementa Geometriae --
A model for future book design: Aldine Virgil --
Printing in Arabic: Gregorio's Book of Hours --
The first printing in Africa: Sefer Abudarham --
Heavenly voices: St. Gall Cantatorium --
A Gutenberg problem solved: Constance Gradual --
A major work of biblical scholarship: Complutensian Polyglot Bible. Ch. 7. A dangerous invention. Developing the Swedish language: Gustav Vasa Bible --
Practical censorship at work: Erasmus' De ratione conscribendi epistolas --
The first printing in British America: Bay Psalm Book --
An Aztec view of pre-Columbian life: Codex Mendoza --
Searching for pepper and nutmeg: Linschoten's Itinerario --
The first modern study of anatomy: Vesalius' De humani corporis fabrica --
An amazing amateur astronomer: Brahe's Astronomiae --
A foundation stone of modern science: Newton's Principia --
Everyman his own expert: Markham's Cavelarice --
Fashion in clothing: Helm's Art and Industry --
An outstanding British contribution to botany: Blackwell's Curious Herball --
A Baroque dance to the music of time: Tomlinson's Art of Dancing. Ch. 9. Print & steam. Patently brilliant Yankee inventiveness: Perkins' Patent --
The first book illustrated photographically: Atkins' Photographs of British Algae --
Photography moves to the third world: Duperly's Daguerian Excursions in Jamaica --
Missionary printing in Canada: Evans' Syllabic Hymnbook --
The development of serial publishing: Dickens' Pickwick Papers --
Pulp fiction, Victorian style: Powell's Old Grizzly Adams --
Innovative books for young readers: Aikin's Robinson Crusoe in Words of One Syllable --
Moral education through pictures: Hoffman's Struwwelpeter --
From medieval mysticism to paper engineering: Meggendorfer's Grand Circus --
Have guidebook, will travel: Baedeker's Switzerland --
The first celebrity chef: Soyer's Modern Housewife --
Marketing for the colonies: Boldrewood's Robbery Under Arms. Ch. 10. The book in the turbulent 20th century. The blind seer of Buenos Aires: Borges' Garden of Forking Paths --
A major advance in document production: Carlson's lab book --
Printing as a performing art: Cranach-Presse's Hamlet --
A west-coast interpretation of an American epic: Whitman's Leaves of Grass --
Tangoing toward the revolution: Kamensky's Tango with Cows --
Time-travel surrealism: Ernst's Une Semaine de Bonť --
Street literature --
the voice of the people: Nnadozie's Beware of Harlots --
Twentieth-century solutions to publishing needs: Lehmann's Invitation to the Waltz --
Never surrender! Clandestine presses in war: KamiDski's Stones for the Rampart --
The greatest samizdat book: Bulgakov's Master and Margarita --
Guidance in the marital home: Stopes' Married Love --
The limits of political propaganda: Frank's Diary of a Young Girl. Ch. 11. Digitization & the future of the book. All his own work: Hunter's Old Papermaking --
The last of the old, the first of the new: RAND's Million Random Digits --
Modernizing medieval manuscripts: Electronic Beowulf --
The first e-book?: Ruiz's Mechanical Encyclopedia --
Multum in parvo --
the smallest books: Technion nano bible --
Modern technology and manga: Koyama-Richard's One Thousand Years of Manga --
Are "artists' books" books?: Prieto's Antibook --
Is it a book, or is it a book?: Sulawesi Lontar.
Responsibility: Roderick Cave, Sara Ayad.

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