What We Talk About When We Talk About Books

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  • Author : Leah Price
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Pages : 304 pages
  • ISBN : 9780465042685
  • Rating : 3/5 from 5 reviews
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What We Talk About When We Talk About Books

What We Talk About When We Talk About Books
  • Author : Leah Price
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release : 20 August 2019
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Reports of the death of reading are greatly exaggerated Do books have a future? Does reading? And what's the difference? Digital-age Jeremiahs lament that readers have lost patience for anything longer than a tweet. As our appetite for books dwindles, so too do the virtues in which printed, bound objects once trained us: the willpower to focus on a sustained argument, the curiosity to look beyond the day's news, even the willingness to be alone. However, by examining objects on

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  • Author : DK
  • Publisher : Dorling Kindersley Ltd
  • Release : 01 July 2016
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Discover the key themes and big ideas behind more than 80 of the world's most important historical events - from the dawn of civilization to the 21st century. From the origins of Homo sapiens to the Space Race, and from the French Revolution to the Digital Revolution, this instalment in the successful Big Ideas series offers an essential exploration of the human timeline up to and including the rise of modern Islam, the world wide web, and the global financial crisis.

The Cambridge History of the Book in Britain

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  • Author : Michael F. Suarez, SJ,Michael L. Turner
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 28 September 2010
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This volume covers the history of printing and publishing from the lapse of government licensing of printed works in 1695 to the development of publishing as a specialist commercial undertaking and the industrialization of book production around 1830. During this period, literacy rose and the world of print became an integral part of everyday life, a phenomenon that had profound effects on politics and commerce, on literature and cultural identity, on education and the dissemination of practical knowledge. Written by a distinguished

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  • Author : David Finkelstein,Alistair McCleery
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 24 October 2012
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This second edition of An Introduction to Book History provides a comprehensive critical introduction to the development of the book and print culture. Each fully revised and updated chapter contains new material and covers recent developments in the field, including: The Postcolonial Book Censorship by states and religions Social History, and the recognition of underrepresentation of its value to book history studies Contemporary publishing Each section begins with a summary of the chapter’s aims and contents, followed by a

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  • Author : James Holland
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 10 September 2015
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Are you ready for the truth about World War Two? The Second World War is the most cataclysmic and violent sequence of events in recent times. But for the past seven decades, our understanding of it has relied upon conventional wisdom, propaganda and an interpretation skewed by the information available. James Holland has spent over twelve years conducting new research, interviewing survivors, visiting battlefields and archives that have never before been so accessible and challenging too-long-held assumptions about the war

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  • Author : James Raven
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 08 January 2018
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James Raven, a leading historian of the book, offers a fresh and accessible guide to the global study of the production, dissemination and reception of written and printed texts across all societies and in all ages. Students, teachers, researchers and general readers will benefit from the book's investigation of the subject's origins, scope and future direction. Based on original research and a wide range of sources, What is the History of the Book? shows how book history crosses disciplinary boundaries

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  • Author : Alexis Weedon
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 02 March 2017
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This collection brings together published papers on key themes which book historians have identified as of particular significance in the history of twentieth-century publishing. It reprints some of the best comparative perspectives and most insightful and innovatively presented scholarship on publishing and book history from such figures as Philip Altbach, Lewis Coser, James Curran, Elizabeth Long, Laura Miller, Angus Phillips, Janice Radway, Jonathan Rose, Shafquat Towheed, Catherine Turner, Jay Satterfield, Clare Squires, Eva Hemmungs Wirtén. It is arranged into

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  • Author : Sarah Herman
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release : 16 October 2021
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The history of LEGO from its early days making yo-yos and other wooden toys (which continued until the 1960s), a record of its toys, including the famous building bricks and Duplo and how it's adapted to the changing toy market e.g. bringing in licensed products such as Star Wars and Harry Potter. The book will also include LEGO world records, the LEGOLAND theme parks and their development, including how they commemorate world events such as President Obama's inauguration was

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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 31 July 1984
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This twelfth volume of ABHB (Annual bibliography of the history of the printed book and libraries) contains 3333 records, selected from some 2000 periodicals, the list of which follows this introduction. They have been compiled by the National Committees of the following countries: Italy Australia Austria Luxembourg Belgium The Netherlands Poland Bulgaria Canada Portugal Denmark Rumania Finland South Africa France Spain German Democratic Republic Switzerland German Federal Republic USA Great Britain USSR Hungary Yugoslavia Ireland (Republic of) Spain and Latin America have

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  • Release : 22 May 2018
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A captivating history of the universe -- from before the dawn of time through the far reaches of the distant future. Most historians study the smallest slivers of time, emphasizing specific dates, individuals, and documents. But what would it look like to study the whole of history, from the big bang through the present day -- and even into the remote future? How would looking at the full span of time change the way we perceive the universe, the earth,