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The History Of The Book In 100 Books: The Complete Story from Egypt to e-Book

Author: Roderick Cave & Sara Ayad.

The History Of The Book In 100 Books: The Complete Story from Egypt to e-Book

Author: Roderick Cave & Sara Ayad.

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Item #: D32400
Format: Paperback
Pages: 288
Publication Date: 2017
Publisher: Firefly
ISBN: 9781770859562
Books have always been a place where culture and technology meet, a dynamic that is fully explored in this profusely illustrated history. Here are such key events as the spread of Aesop's Fables throughout the Greco-Roman world; the Book of Kells surviving Viking raids; and the writing of the first novel, The Tale of Genji. Also discussed here are the develo... More
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Books have always been a place where culture and technology meet, a dynamic that is fully explored in this profusely illustrated history. Here are such key events as the spread of Aesop's Fables throughout the Greco-Roman world; the Book of Kells surviving Viking raids; and the writing of the first novel, The Tale of Genji. Also discussed here are the development of papyrus, the Gutenberg press, and digital media, plus a look at the earliest known books devoted to astronomy, cooking, anatomy, and jokes.

"The book and accompanying crisp color photos are absorbing enough by themselves, but the information on each item and the world it came from make this exciting browse an interdisciplinary treasure as well."—Library Journal


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