The Book: The Life Story of a Technology (Google eBook)
One of life's most frequently encountered technologies is perhaps the one most often taken for granted: the printed book. Daily contact with books makes these everyday objects so familiar that one is apt to forget that the invention of the book has more profoundly altered civilization than almost any other invention. This volume provides a broad overview of the printed book's development across many centuries, cultures, and in a variety of fields. It highlights the forerunners and offshoots of books that have come from and been dispersed to all corners of the globe. The creation of a single book requires diverse skills and techniques that have taken centuries to develop. This addition to the "Greenwood Technographies" series will give readers of all ages a greater appreciation for this familiar phenomenon that is part of everyone's life.
"The Book: The Life Story of a Technology" provides a concise overview of many of the most compelling and important stories of the history of book printing:
The history of books, from papyrus scrolls to e-books
The importance of Gutenberg and his historical context
The development of book materials, bindings, typefaces, and printing methods
The book's social and cultural influences, from scientific research and religious beliefs to the structure of government
Modern technological advances in book printing technology, from linotype and lithography to computer composition and electronic publishing
The volume includes a glossary of terms, a timeline of important events, and a selected bibliography of useful resources for further information.
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Pretty abysmal compared to the other Book History texts I've read - very little critical analysis (besides some railing against unions, which was strange) and lacking some of the important events that ... Read full review
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Ancestors Books before Print
Infancy The Earliest Printed Books 14501500
Youth Books in the Sixteenth Century
Adulthood EarlyModern Books 16001800
Maturity Books in the Age of Automation 18001900
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