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The Book - The Life Story of a Technology (Paperback): Nicole Howard

The Book - The Life Story of a Technology (Paperback)

Nicole Howard

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The printed book is one of life's most frequently encountered technologies. Historian Nicole Howard provides a comprehensive survey of the evolution of this technology, tracing its development across many centuries and cultures. No other technology in human history, declares Howard, has had the impact of this invention. By examining the book as a technology, Howard reveals how profoundly information and media have shaped history and how vital the technology of the book has been to cultural and intellectual change. This engaging study extends from clay tablets and rolls of papyrus to bound folio sheets, from inks and scripts to lead type and printing presses, from the Linotype machine to the laptop. Cross-cultural in scope, it examines innovations in the production and manufacture of books from the Middle and Far East, Europe, and the Americas. Howard recounts printing techniques from Gutenberg's first press to 21st-century electronic publishing. Howard's broad overview and accessible writing style make this book ideal for students and bibliophiles alike. The volume includes a glossary of terms, a timeline of important events, and a selected bibliography of useful resources for further information.

General

Imprint: Johns Hopkins University Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: November 2009
First published: October 2009
Authors: Nicole Howard
Dimensions: 235 x 152 x 12mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 192
ISBN-13: 978-0-8018-9311-7
Categories: Books > Reference & Interdisciplinary > Interdisciplinary studies
Books > Humanities > History
Books > Professional & Technical > Technology: general issues
Books > Professional & Technical > Industrial chemistry & manufacturing technologies
Books > Reference & Interdisciplinary > Interdisciplinary studies > Cultural studies
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects
Books > Professional & Technical > Technology: general issues > History of engineering & technology
Books > Professional & Technical > Industrial chemistry & manufacturing technologies > Other manufacturing technologies
Books > Reference & Interdisciplinary > Interdisciplinary studies > Cultural studies > History of ideas, intellectual history
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Social & cultural history
Books > Professional & Technical > Industrial chemistry & manufacturing technologies > Other manufacturing technologies > Printing & reprographic technology
Books > History > History of specific subjects
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Social & cultural history
LSN: 0-8018-9311-9
Barcode: 9780801893117

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