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The Library

An Illustrated History

By Stuart Murray, 1948-

Through the ages, humanity has created, destroyed, rescued, neglected, discovered, stolen, and cherished libraries and no other institution so perfectly mirrors the human condition in any period of history.

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. 100 illustrations, 80 in color

Format

Book

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Publish Date

2009

ISBN

0838909914


Format: Book
Author: Murray, Stuart, 1948-
Title: The library : an illustrated history / Stuart A.P. Murray ; introduction by Donald G. Davis, Jr. ; foreword by Nicholas A. Basbanes.
Publisher Date: New York, NY : Skyhorse Pub. ; Chicago : ALA Editions, 2009.
Subject: Libraries -- Pictorial works. Libraries -- History
Isbn: 0838909914 (ALA ed.) 9781602397064 (alk. paper) 1602397066 (alk. paper) 9780838909911 (ALA ed.)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 3
System Items Total: 3
Call Number: 027.009 Mur
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Bib Id: 319769

Format: Book
Author: Murray, Stuart, 1948-
Title: The library : an illustrated history / Stuart A.P. Murray ; introduction by Donald G. Davis, Jr. ; foreword by Nicholas A. Basbanes.
Publisher, Date: New York, NY : Skyhorse Pub. ; Chicago : ALA Editions, 2009.
Description: x, 310 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), music ; 27 cm.
Subjects: Libraries -- Pictorial works.
Subjects: Libraries -- History
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents: The ancient libraries -- European libraries of the Middle Ages -- Asia and Islam -- Europe's high Middle Ages -- Renaissance to Reformation -- People of the book -- War and a golden age -- The library in colonial North America -- The library in the young United States -- Libraries across America -- Organiztion knowledge -- Libraries, librarians, and media centers.
LCCN: 2009012126
ISBN: 0838909914 (ALA ed.)
ISBN: 9781602397064 (alk. paper)
ISBN: 1602397066 (alk. paper)
ISBN: 9780838909911 (ALA ed.)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 3
Total Copies: 3
Call Number: 027.009 Mur