Library by Matthew (Berkman Center for Internet and Society) Battles

Library An Unquiet History Paperback Jul 27 2015

By Matthew (Berkman Center for Internet and Society) Battles
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Through the ages, libraries have not only accumulated and preserved but also shaped, inspired, and obliterated knowledge. Now they are in crisis. Former rare books librarian and Harvard MetaLAB visionary Matthew Battles takes us from Boston to Baghdad, from classical scriptoria to medieval monasteries and on to the Information Age, to explore how libraries are built and how they are destroyed: from the scroll burnings in ancient China to the burning of libraries in Europe and Bosnia to the latest revolutionary upheavals of the digital age. A new epilogue elucidates the preservation of knowledge amid the creative destruction of twenty-first century technology.

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Format
Paperback
Publisher
WW Norton & Co
Publication date
Jul 27 2015
Language
English
Pages
272
ISBN-13
9780393351453
ISBN-10
0393351459
Weight
210g
Dimensions
140.0mm x 211.0mm