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Books, Buildings and Social Engineering

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ISBN 10 : 9781317173281
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ISBN 10 : 9781317105336
Pages : 242 pages
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ISBN 10 : 9783110450842
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ISBN 10 : 9789004311824
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ISBN 10 : 9781136489914
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Architecture and the Welfare State

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ISBN 10 : 9781317661900
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ISBN 10 : 9781316239780
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Download The Cambridge Companion to the History of the Book PDF Full Free by Leslie Howsam and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2014-12-11 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Throughout human history, the world's knowledge and fruits of the creative imagination have been produced, circulated and received through the medium of the material text. This Companion provides a wide-ranging account of the history of the book and its ways of thinking about works from ancient inscription to contemporary e-books, discussing thematic, chronological and methodological aspects of this interdisciplinary field. The first part considers book cultures from local, national and global perspectives. Part two, organized around the dynamic relationship between the material book and the mutable text, develops a loosely chronological narrative from early writing, through manuscript and early printing, to the institution of a mechanized book trade, and on to the globalization of publishing and the introduction of the electronic book. A third part takes a practical turn, discussing methods, sources and approaches: bibliographical, archival and reading experience methodologies, as well as pedagogical strategies.


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British librarianship and information work 2006-2010

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ISBN 10 : 9781471683527
Pages : 468 pages
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Social Engineering

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ISBN 10 : UVA:X001173828
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