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Author Basbanes, Nicholas A., 1943-

Title On paper : the everything of its two-thousand-year history / Nicholas A. Basbanes.

Publication Info. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2013.

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Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 DeKalb PL Adult Non-Fiction - DKLY-12  676 BAS    AVAILABLE
 Moline PL Adult Non-Fiction - MPLG-6  676.09 BAS    AVAILABLE
 Schmaling Memorial Lib Adult Non-Fiction - FULG-7  676.09 BAS    AVAILABLE
 Talcott Free LD Adult Non-Fiction - TFLY-11  676.09 BAS    AVAILABLE
Description xvi, 430 : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Common bond -- Goddess by the stream -- Road trip -- Rags to riches -- The sound of money -- One and done -- Fiery consequences -- Papers, please -- Hard copy -- Metamorphosis -- Face value -- On paper -- Things unknown -- The drawing board -- Sleight of hand -- In the mold -- At the crossroads -- Elegy in fragments.
Summary A consideration of all things paper--the invention that revolutionized human civilization; its thousand-fold uses (and misuses); its sweeping influence on society; its makers, shapers, collectors, and pulpers--by the admired cultural historian.
Subject Paper -- History.
Papermaking -- History.
Paper industry -- History.
ISBN 9780307266422
0307266427

 
    
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