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Author: Stuart Murray
Publisher: New York : Skyhorse Publishing, Inc., ©2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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The Library tells the story of libraries and of the changing form and function of the book from era to era, whether clay tablets, parchment sheets, papyrus scrolls, glossy paper, recording tape or silicone chips. At the heart of the story of libraries and books is the story of the reader, who also has changed from era to era. Profusely illustrated, with fascinating is a comprehensive look at libraries that will  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Pictorial works
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Murray, Stuart A.P.
Library : An Illustrated History.
New York : Skyhorse Publishing, Inc., ©2009
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stuart Murray
ISBN: 9781628733228 1628733225
OCLC Number: 855503629
Description: 1 online resource (505 pages) : illustrations
Contents: The ancient libraries --
European libraries of the Middle Ages --
Asia and Islam --
Europe's High Middle Ages --
Renaissance to Reformation --
People of the book --
War and a golden age --
The library in colonial North America --
The library in the young United States --
Libraries across America --
Organizing knowledge --
Libraries, librarians, and media centers --
Libraries of the world.
Other Titles: Library : an illustrated history
Responsibility: Stuart A.P. Murray ; Donald Davis.

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The Library tells the story of libraries and of the changing form and function of the book from era to era, whether clay tablets, parchment sheets, papyrus scrolls, glossy paper, recording tape or silicone chips. At the heart of the story of libraries and books is the story of the reader, who also has changed from era to era. Profusely illustrated, with fascinating is a comprehensive look at libraries that will interest book lovers and librarians.

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