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The printing press

Author: Ann Heinrichs
Publisher: New York : Franklin Watts, ©2005.
Series: Inventions that shaped the world.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Where would publishing be without the printing press? In this book, the author skillfully presents how this revolutionary invention changed the printing process and life for everyone. Inventions That Shaped the World introduces young readers to revolutionary inventions, and emphasizes the impact the inventions had upon life at the time of their creation and beyond. Also explored is the featured invention's cultural  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Literature
History
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ann Heinrichs
ISBN: 053112343X 9780531123430 9780531167229 0531167224 9780756968601 0756968607
OCLC Number: 54111150
Description: 80 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Need to read --
Printing: Ancient art --
Man who changed the world --
How did he do it? --
Information explosion --
From hot type to cyberspace --
Timeline --
Glossary --
To find out more --
Index --
About the author.
Series Title: Inventions that shaped the world.
Responsibility: Ann Heinrichs.
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Where would publishing be without the printing press? In this book, the author skillfully presents how this revolutionary invention changed the printing process and life for everyone. Inventions That Shaped the World introduces young readers to revolutionary inventions, and emphasizes the impact the inventions had upon life at the time of their creation and beyond. Also explored is the featured invention's cultural significance, as well as the patterns of change that resulted from its origination. Chapters cover topics such as life before the invention, the need for the invention, its development, its influence upon culture, its evolution, and a biography on the inventor.

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