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Library : an unquiet history

Author: Matthew Battles
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, 2004, ©2003.
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Traces the history of libraries from the clay-tablet collections of Mesopotamia to the electronic libraries of the twenty-first century.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew Battles
ISBN: 0393020290 9780393020298
OCLC Number: 55504694
Description: x, 245 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Reading the library --
Burning Alexandria --
The house of wisdom --
The battle of the books --
Books for all --
Knowledge on fire --
Lost in the stacks.
Responsibility: Matthew Battles.
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Through the ages, libraries have not only accumulated and preserved, but also shaped, inspired and obliterated knowledge. Matthew Battles explores how libraries are built and destroyed and takes us  Read more...

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