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On paper : the everything of its two-thousand-year history

Author: Nicholas A Basbanes
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"A consideration of all things paper--the invention that revolutionized human civilization; its thousand-fold uses (and misuses); its sweeping influence on society; its makers, shapers, collectors, and pulpers--by the admired cultural historian."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas A Basbanes
ISBN: 9780307266422 0307266427
OCLC Number: 824119601
Notes: "This is a Borzoi book"--Title page verso.
Awards: Finalist for Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction, 2014.
Description: xvi, 430 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Common bond --
Goddess by the stream --
Road trip --
Rags to riches --
The sound of money --
One and done --
Fiery consequences --
Papers, please --
Hard copy --
Metamorphosis --
Face value --
On paper --
Things unknown --
The drawing board --
Sleight of hand --
In the mold --
At the crossroads --
Elegy in fragments.
Responsibility: Nicholas A. Basbanes.

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"A consideration of all things paper--the invention that revolutionized human civilization; its thousand-fold uses (and misuses); its sweeping influence on society; its makers, shapers, collectors, and pulpers--by the admired cultural historian."--Jacket.

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