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Paper : paging through history

Author: Mark Kurlansky
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
Through tracing paper's evolution, Mark Kurlansky challenges common assumptions about technology's influence, affirming that paper is here to stay.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Kurlansky
ISBN: 9780393239614 0393239616 9780393353709 0393353702
OCLC Number: 933727269
Awards: Long-listed for ALA Carnegie Medal 2017
Description: xx, 389 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Prologue: The technological fallacy --
Being human --
The moths that circle a Chinese candle --
The Islamic birth of literacy --
And where is Xátiva? --
Europe between two felts --
Making words soar --
The art of printing --
Out from Mainz --
Tenochtitlán and the blue-eyed devil --
The trumpet call --
Rembrandt's discovery --
The traitorous corruption of England --
Papering independence --
Diderot's promise --
Invitation from a wasp --
Advantages in the head --
To die like gentlemen --
Return to Asia --
Epilogue: change --
Appendix: Timeline.
Responsibility: Mark Kurlansky.


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"The history of paper is a history of cultural transmission, and Kurlansky tells it vividly in this compact, well-illustrated book." -- The New York Times "Kurlansky's book is published with a deckle Read more...

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