On Paper: The Everything of its Two-Thousand-Year History download free [PDF and Ebook] by Nicholas A Basbanes

On Paper: The Everything of its Two-Thousand-Year History download free [PDF and Ebook] by Nicholas A Basbanes year 2014
  • Book name: On Paper: The Everything of its Two-Thousand-Year History
  • Author: Nicholas A Basbanes
  • Release date: 2014/8/30
  • Publisher: VINTAGE
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Technology and Engineering
  • ISBN: 9780307279644
  • Rating: 9.19 of 10
  • Votes: 789
  • Review by: Mckenzie Wild
  • Review rating: 8.36 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/11/26
  • Total pages: 430
  • Includes a PDF summary of 42 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: A Best Book of the Year: Mother Jones - Bloomberg News - National Post - Kirkus In these pages, Nicholas Basbanes-the consummate bibliophile's bibliophile-shows how paper has been civilization's constant companion. It preserves our history and gives record to our very finest literary, cultural, and scientific accomplishments. Since its invention in China nearly two millennia ago, the technology of paper has spread throughout the inhabited world. With deep knowledge and care, Basbanes traces paper's trail from the earliest handmade sheets to the modern-day mills. Paper, yoked to politics, has played a crucial role in the unfolding of landmark events, from the American Revolution to Daniel Ellsberg's Pentagon Papers to the aftermath of 9/11. Without paper, modern hygienic practice would be unimaginable; as currency, people will do almost anything to possess it; and, as a tool of expression, it is inextricable from human culture. Lavishly researched, compellingly written, this masterful guide illuminates paper's endless possibilities.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 26H16M40S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Industrial Chemistry & Manufacturing Technologies, Classical History / Classical Civilisation, History Of Engineering & Technology, Antiques & Collectables: Books, Manuscripts, Ephemera & Printed Matter
  • Available formats: WORD, DOC, RB, PDF, RTF, OEB, TXT, EPUB. Compressed in CPIO, RAR, ZIP, TAR.XZ
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 21.18 USD
  • Dimensions: 129x204x17mm
  • Weight: 422g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: New York, United States

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