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The Nature of the Book : Print and Knowledge in the Making.

Author: Adrian Johns
Publisher: Chicago, IL : University of Chicago Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In The Nature of the Book, a tour de force of cultural history, Adrian Johns constructs an entirely original and vivid picture of print culture and its many arenas-commercial, intellectual, political, and individual.""A compelling exposition of how authors, printers, booksellers and readers competed for power over the printed page. . . . The richness of Mr. Johns's book lies in the splendid detail he has collected  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Adrian Johns
ISBN: 0226401219 9780226401218 0226401227 9780226401225
OCLC Number: 990413658
Language Note: English.
Notes: Description based upon print version of record.
Description: 1 online resource (778 p.)
Contents: Bibliography; Index; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; A Note on Conventions; 1/ INTRODUCTION: The Book of Nature and the Nature of the Book; 2 / LITERATORY LIFE: The Culture and Credibility of the Printed Book in Early Modern London; 3/ ""THE ADVANCEMENT OF WHOLESOME KNOWLEDGE"": The Politics of Print and the Practices of Propriety; 4 / JOHN STREATER AND THE KNIGHTS OF THE GALAXY: Republicanism, Natural Knowledge, and the Politics of Printing; 5 / FAUST AND THE PIRATES: The Cultural Construction of the Printing Revolution; 6 / THE PHYSIOLOGY OF READING: Print and the Passions 7 / PIRACY AND USURPATION: Natural Philosophy in the Restoration8 / HISTORIES OF THE HEAVENS: John Flamsteed, Isaac Newton, and the Historia Gelestis Britannica; 9 / CONCLUSION

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In The Nature of the Book, a tour de force of cultural history, Adrian Johns constructs an entirely original and vivid picture of print culture and its many arenas-commercial, intellectual, political, and individual.""A compelling exposition of how authors, printers, booksellers and readers competed for power over the printed page. . . . The richness of Mr. Johns's book lies in the splendid detail he has collected to describe the world of books in the first two centuries after the printing press arrived in England.""-Alberto Manguel, Washington Times""[A] mam.

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