The Library

The Library

An Illustrated History

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Baker & Taylor
The history of libraries from ancient to modern times is presented through a review of the types of documents stored, the structures themselves, the way they have been managed, and the important part they have played in every culture around the world.

Perseus Publishing
The Library tells the story of libraries and of the changing form and function of the book from era to era, whether clay tablets, parchment sheets, papyrus scrolls, glossy paper, recording tape or silicone chips. At the heart of the story of libraries and books is the story of the reader, who also has changed from era to era. Profusely illustrated, with fascinating is a comprehensive look at libraries that will interest book lovers and librarians.


Norton Pub
The Library tells the story of libraries and of the changing form and function of the book from era to era, whether clay tablets, parchment sheets, papyrus scrolls, glossy paper, recording tape or silicone chips. At the heart of the story of libraries and books is the story of the reader, who also has changed from era to era. Profusely illustrated, with fascinating is a comprehensive look at libraries that will interest book lovers and librarians.
Through the ages, humanity has created, destroyed, rescued, neglected,discovered, stolen, and cherished libraries—and no other institution soperfectly mirrors the human condition in any period of history.

Book News
This illustrated volume on libraries provides general readers with both a history of long-lost institutions and a modern assessment of the technologies that are transforming libraries today. Murray is an author and editor who specializes in American history, and he includes hundreds of photographs of old and new libraries throughout the world to complement his text. He also includes plenty of library trivia, quotes about libraries and an entire section on the "library movement" of the 19th century. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Baker
& Taylor

The history of libraries from the ancient times to today is presented through a review of the types of documents stored, the structures themselves, the way they have been managed, and the important part they have played in every culture around the world.

Publisher: New York, NY : Skyhorse Pub. ; Chicago : ALA Editions, c2009
ISBN: 9781602397064
1602397066
9780838909911
0838909914
Branch Call Number: 027.009 M966L
Characteristics: x, 310 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), music ; 27 cm

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May 14, 2010

Interesting and fun to read. Ancient history--libraries known only from archaeology--up to our day.

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