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Nature of the book, the: print and knowledge in the making

Author: Adrian Johns
Publisher: University of Chicago Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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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 arenasâ€"commercial, intellectual, political, and individual."A compelling exposition of how aut.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Adrian Johns
ISBN: 1282089870 9781282089877
OCLC Number: 671748916
Description: 1 online resource (776 p.)
Contents: Cover --
Contents --
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 Restoration --
8 / HISTORIES OF THE HEAVENS: John Flamsteed, Isaac Newton, and the Historia Gelestis Britannica --
9 / CONCLUSION --
Bibliography --
Index.

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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 arenasâ€"commercial, intellectual, political, and individual."A compelling exposition of how aut.

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