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The Resource The evolution of the book, Frederick G. Kilgour

The evolution of the book, Frederick G. Kilgour

Label
The evolution of the book
Title
The evolution of the book
Statement of responsibility
Frederick G. Kilgour
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Distinguished scholar and library systems innovator Frederick Kilgour tells a five-thousand-year story in this exciting work, a tale beginning with the invention of writing and concluding with the emerging electronic book. Calling on a lifetime of interest in the growth of information technology, Kilgour brings a fresh approach to the history of the book, emphasizing in rich, authoritative detail the successive technological advances that allowed the book to keep pace with ever-increasing needs for information. Borrowing a concept from evolutionary theory - the notion of punctuated equilibria - to structure his account, Kilgour investigates the book's three discrete historical forms - the clay tablet, papyrus roll, and codex - before turning to a fourth, still evolving form, the cyber book, a version promising swift electronic delivery of information in text, sound, and motion to anyone at any time." "The Evolution of the Book will captivate book lovers as well as those interested in bibliographic history, the history of writing, and the history of technology."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kilgour, Frederick G
Dewey number
002/.09
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Z4
LC item number
.K54 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Books
  • Boeken
  • Boekwezen
  • Livres
  • Livres
Label
The evolution of the book, Frederick G. Kilgour
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 161-172) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Power Revolution, 1800-1840
  • Climax of Books Printed from Cast Type, 1840-1940
  • Computer-Driven Book Production
  • The Electronic Book
  • Dynamics of the Book
  • Incunables on Clay
  • Papyrus Rolls
  • The Greco-Roman World
  • The Codex, 100-700
  • Islam, 622-1300
  • Western Christendom, 600-1400
  • Printing, 1400-1800
Control code
36817106
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
180 pages
Isbn
9780195118599
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97014430
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)36817106
Label
The evolution of the book, Frederick G. Kilgour
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 161-172) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Power Revolution, 1800-1840
  • Climax of Books Printed from Cast Type, 1840-1940
  • Computer-Driven Book Production
  • The Electronic Book
  • Dynamics of the Book
  • Incunables on Clay
  • Papyrus Rolls
  • The Greco-Roman World
  • The Codex, 100-700
  • Islam, 622-1300
  • Western Christendom, 600-1400
  • Printing, 1400-1800
Control code
36817106
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
180 pages
Isbn
9780195118599
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97014430
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)36817106

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