Paper: paging through history

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From the New York Times best-selling author of Cod and Salt, a definitive history of paper and the astonishing ways it has shaped today's world.


Paper is one of the simplest and most essential pieces of human technology. For the past two millennia, the ability to produce it in ever more efficient ways has supported the proliferation of literacy, media, religion, education, commerce, and art; it has formed the foundation of civilizations, promoting revolutions and restoring stability. By tracing paper's evolution from antiquity to the present, with an emphasis on the contributions made in Asia and the Middle East, Mark Kurlansky challenges common assumptions about technology's influence, affirming that paper is here to stay. Paper will be the commodity history that guides us forward in the twenty-first century and illuminates our times.

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9780393239614
9781501921971
9781410490070
9781501944826
9780393285482
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From the New York Times best-selling author of Cod and Salt, a definitive history of paper and the astonishing ways it has shaped today's world.

Paper is one of the simplest and most essential pieces of human technology. For the past two millennia, the ability to produce it in ever more efficient ways has supported the proliferation of literacy, media, religion, education, commerce, and art; it has formed the foundation of civilizations, promoting revolutions and restoring stability. By tracing paper's evolution from antiquity to the present, with an emphasis on the contributions made in Asia and the Middle East, Mark Kurlansky challenges common assumptions about technology's influence, affirming that paper is here to stay. Paper will be the commodity history that guides us forward in the twenty-first century and illuminates our times.

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subject_facet Audiobooks, HISTORY / World, History, Paper industry, Paper industry -- History, Papermaking, Papermaking -- History, SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies, TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / History
title_display Paper : paging through history
title_full Paper : paging through history / Mark Kurlansky, Paper : paging through history / by Mark Kurlansky, Paper Paging Through History, Paper [electronic resource] : paging through history / Mark Kurlansky, Paper [sound recording] : paging through history / Mark Kurlansky
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