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The Resource Paper : paging through history, Mark Kurlansky

Paper : paging through history, Mark Kurlansky

Label
Paper : paging through history
Title
Paper
Title remainder
paging through history
Statement of responsibility
Mark Kurlansky
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Paper is one of the simplest and most essential pieces of human technology. For the past two millennia, the ability to produce it in ever more efficient ways has supported the proliferation of literacy, media, religion, education, commerce, and art. It has created civilizations, fostering the fomenting of revolutions and the stabilizing of regimes. Witness history's greatest press run, which produced 6.5 billion copies of Mao zhu xi yu lu, Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-tung (Zedong), or the fact that Leonardo da Vinci left behind only 15 paintings but 4,000 works on paper. Now, on the cusp of "going paperless"--And amid rampant speculation about the effects of a digitally dependent society-we've come to a world-historic juncture to examine what paper means to civilization. Through tracing paper's evolution, Mark Kurlansky challenges common assumptions about technology's influence, affirming that paper is here to stay. 'Paper' will be the history that guides us forward in the twenty-first century and illuminates our times
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kurlansky, Mark
Dewey number
676.09
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TS1090
LC item number
.K87 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Papermaking
  • Paper industry
Label
Paper : paging through history, Mark Kurlansky
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1628958
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xx, 389 pages
Isbn
9780393239614
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016007084
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1628958
  • (OCoLC)933727269
Label
Paper : paging through history, Mark Kurlansky
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1628958
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xx, 389 pages
Isbn
9780393239614
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016007084
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1628958
  • (OCoLC)933727269

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