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The evolution of the book

Author: Frederick G Kilgour
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
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This study is a concise history of the book in all its forms, starting from the very beginning with the invention of writing and concluding at the present time with the electronic revolution and what it may hold for the future.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
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Kilgour, Frederick G.
Evolution of the book.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1998
(DLC) 97014430
(OCoLC)36817106
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Frederick G Kilgour
ISBN: 1423759915 9781423759911 160256261X 9781602562615 1280471158 9781280471155
OCLC Number: 65171788
Description: 1 online resource (179 pages)
Contents: 1. Dynamics of the Book; 2. Incunables on Clay; 3. Papyrus Rolls; 4. The Greco-Roman World; 5. The Codex, 100-700; 6. Islam, 622-1300; 7. Western Christendom, 600-1400; 8. Printing, 1400-1800; 9. Power Revolution, 1800-1840; 10. Climax of Books Printed from Cast Type, 1840-1940; 11. Computer-Driven Book Production; 12. The Electronic Book; Notes; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; W; X; Z.
Responsibility: Frederick G. Kilgour.

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Kilgour's historical analysis is succinct and often insightful. * Analytical & Enumerative Bibliography *

 
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