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A social history of books and libraries from cuneiform to bytes

Author: Patrick M Valentine
Publisher: Lanham : The Scarecrow Press, Inc., [2012]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A Social History of Books and Libraries from Cuneiform to Bytes traces the roles of books and libraries throughout recorded history and explores their social and cultural importance within differing societies and changing times. It presents the history of books from clay tablets to e books and the history of libraries, whether built of bricks or bytes.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Geschiedenis (vorm)
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Valentine, Patrick M.
Social history of books and libraries from cuneiform to bytes
(DLC) 2012020892
(OCoLC)795020488
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick M Valentine
ISBN: 9780810885714 0810885719
OCLC Number: 875894760
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 203 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Early books : beginnings to circa 1450 --
Early libraries : beginnings to circa 1500 --
Books and printing : 15th-19th centuries --
Libraries : Renaissance & beyond --
Modern printing & computers --
American libraries.
Responsibility: Patrick M. Valentine.

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