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The Everything of Its Two-thousand-year History

Book - 2013
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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.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2013
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780307266422
Branch Call Number: History 676.09 BAS


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Jun 29, 2017

A very good overview of the history of paper making, and how it was developed. The detail that the author goes into was appreciated, and the fact that he toured many of the places that are mentioned in the book give you a good insight into the history.

ser_library Jan 29, 2014

reads like a blog--longwinded and tangential; interesting facts and lots of personal anecdotes


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