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A History of the Book in 100 Books

The complete story: from Egypt to ebook
Author: Cave, Roderick; Ayad, Sara
Publisher: Crows Nest

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The ebook age has taken ‘the book’ to a turning point. But in fact, casting…

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SKU: 9781743317143 Category: Product ID: 6313

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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.

Additional information

Weight 1.15 kg
Dimensions 25.4 × 20.3 cm
ISBN

9781743317143

Subtitle

The complete story: from Egypt to ebook

Author

Cave, Roderick; Ayad, Sara

Publisher

Crows Nest

Release Date

Wednesday August 27th, 2014

Format

Paperback / softback