Coupon
Library : An Unquiet History
by Matthew Battles


Overview - 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.  Read more...

 
Paperback
  • $15.95

Add to Cart + Add to Wishlist

In Stock Online.

FREE Shipping for Club Members
 
> Check In-Store Availability

In-Store pricing may vary

 
 
New & Used Marketplace 35 copies from $3.49
 
 
 

More About Library by Matthew Battles
 
 
 
Overview
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.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780393351453
  • ISBN-10: 0393351459
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • Publish Date: July 2015
  • Page Count: 272
  • Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.4 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.45 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Language Arts & Disciplines > Library & Information Science - General
Books > History > World - General

 
BAM Customer Reviews