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On Paper The Everything of Its Two-Thousand-Year History

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ISBN-10: 0307279642

ISBN-13: 9780307279644

Edition: N/A

Authors: Nicholas A. Basbanes

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A consideration of all things paper--its invention that revolutionized human civilization; its thousand-fold uses (and misuses), proliferation, and sweeping influence on society; its makers, shapers, collectors, and pulpers--written by the admired cultural historian and author of the trilogy on all things book-related: A Gentle Madness; Patience and Fortitude ("How could any intelligent, literate person not just love this book?"--Simon Winchester); and A Splendor of Letters ("Elegant, wry, and humane"--André Bernard, New York Observer).Nicholas Basbanes writes about paper, from its invention in China two thousand years ago to its ideal means, recording the thoughts of Islamic scholars and…    
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Book details

List price: $21.50
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 7/1/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 5.20" wide x 8.00" long x 0.88" tall
Weight: 0.902
Language: English

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.