Library

An Unquiet History

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Through the ages, libraries have not only accumulated and preserved, but shaped, inspired and obliterated knowledge. Matthew Battles takes us on a fascinating journey from Boston to Baghdad, from classical scriptoria to medieval monasteries, from the ...Continua
krin5292
Ha scritto il 04/05/12
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I enjoyed this engaging book about libraries, books, writing and knowledge. I liked learning about how writing on bamboo stalks influenced the look of Asian writing and how Antonio Panizzi changed the card catalog "...from an inventory to an instrume...Continua
Robot-mel
Ha scritto il 21/05/08
I was loaned this book from one of the people at work. I was quite dissapointed, I was hoping for an interesting social history about libraries but instead got a rather dry normal history. The book took different approaches to books and libraries thr...Continua

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