Library An Illustrated History

ISBN-10: 1602397066

ISBN-13: 9781602397064

Edition: 2009

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Through the ages, humanity has created, destroyed, rescued, neglected, discovered, stolen, and cherished libraries -- and no other institution so perfectly mirrors the human condition in any period of history. 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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Book details

List price: $40.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/27/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.574
Language: English

Stuart A. P. Murray is the author of thirty-four books, including the award-winning America�s Song: The Story of �Yankee Doodle,� and books on the American Revolution, the Civil War and the Vietnam War. He lives in Petersburgh, NY.

Donald G. Davies, JR., editor of Libraries & Culture , is the author of several books and serves as emeritus professor at the University of Texas, School of Information. Previously, Dr. Davis worked in the University of California, Berkeley Library.

Nicholas A. Basbanes has worked as an award-winning investigative reporter, a literary editor, and a nationally syndicated columnist. The author of five books, he also writes a regular column for Fine Books & Collections magazine and lectures widely on book-related issues. He and his wife, Constance, live in Massachusetts.

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