The Book

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-09-25
  • Publisher: Johns Hopkins Univ Pr
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The printed book is one of life's most frequently encountered technologies. Historian Nicole Howard provides of comprehensive survey of the evolution of this technology, tracing its development across many centuries and cultures.

Author Biography

Nicole Howard is an associate professor of history at California State University, East Bay.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. vii
Timelinep. xi
Ancestors: Books before Printp. 1
Infancy: The Earliest Printed Books, 1450-1500p. 27
Youth: Books in the Sixteenth Centuryp. 55
Adulthood: Early-Modern Books, 1600-1800p. 87
Maturity: Books in the Age of Automation, 1800-1900p. 113
The Future of Books: Twentieth Century and Beyondp. 139
Glossaryp. 159
Bibliographyp. 163
Indexp. 169
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