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Books : a living history / by Martyn Lyons.

By: Publication details: London : Thames & Hudson, 2011.Description: 224 pages : color illustrations, portraits ; 26 cmContent type:
  • text
Media type:
  • unmediated
Carrier type:
  • volume
  • 9780500251652
  • 0500251657
Subject(s): Genre/Form: DDC classification:
  • 002.09
LOC classification:
  • Z4 .L96 2011
Other classification:
  • G256.1
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Ancient and medieval worlds -- The new culture of print -- Enlightenment and the masses -- The publisher arrives -- Knowledge for all.

This illustrated volume explores one of the most versatile, useful and enduring technologies ever invented: the book. "Books :A living history" charts the evolution and influence of books around the world, from the cuneiform tablets of ancient Sumer through the development of movable type and the emergence of the modern information revolution. A feast for traditional book-lovers, as well as an inspiration for those excited by new electronic technologies, this beautifully produced volume celebrates the enduring power and magic of books.

Item type Current library Call number Status Notes Date due Barcode
Book Book SMSA Library Non-fiction 002.09 LYON Available September 2013 56504

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