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Library : an unquiet history

Author: Matthew Battles
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, 2004, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 pages : illustrations ; 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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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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