A History of the Book in 100 Books

A History of the Book in 100 Books

Mankind's 5000 Year Thirst for Knowledge

Book - 2014
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The ebook age has taken 'the book' to a turning point. But in fact, casting off old technologies and taking on new ones has been part of the history of the book since Egyptian times. From inscriptions on tombs to the first writings on papyrus; how scrolls gave way to the first bound 'codex' books in Roman times; from exclusive and expensive hand-scribed books, to the creation of movable type, and the invention of printing for the masses; and from the printed book to the digital book, the ebook reader...and beyond. Illustrating this story with lavish photography of some of the most treasured artefacts from the world's historic collections, A History of the Book in 100 Books traces mankind's 5,000-year quest to communicate ideas and knowledge.
Publisher: Crows Nest, NSW :, Crows Nest, an imprint of Allen & Unwin,, 2014.
Branch Call Number: 002 CAV
Characteristics: 288 pages :,colour illustrations, colour maps ;,26 cm
Additional Contributors: Ayad, Sara
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.

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