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The Book on the Bookshelf

by Petroski, Henry

  • ISBN: 9780375406492
  • ISBN10: 0375406492

The Book on the Bookshelf

by Petroski, Henry

  • List Price: $26.00
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
  • Publish date: 01/01/2004
  • ISBN: 9780375406492
  • ISBN10: 0375406492
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Description: Technology popularizer Petroski (civil engineering and history, Duke U.) traces how books have been stored and displayed during the course of their evolution from scroll to codex to modern volume. He describes how before Gutenberg and printing, books were so rare and valuable they were chained to lecterns for security, and how books were first shelved with their spines in rather than out.
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