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On paper : the everything of its two-thousand-year history / Nicholas A. Basbanes.

Author/Creator:
Basbanes, Nicholas A., 1943-
Publication:
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2013.
Format/Description:
Book
xvi, 430 : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm.
Subjects:
Paper -- History.
Papermaking -- History.
Paper industry -- History.
Summary:
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.
"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."--Book jacket.
Contents:
Common bond
Goddess by the stream
Road trip
Rags to riches
The sound of money
One and done
Fiery consequences
Papers, please
Hard copy
Metamorphosis
Face value
On paper
Things unknown
The drawing board
Sleight of hand
In the mold
At the crossroads
Elegy in fragments.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
"This is a Borzoi book"--Title page verso.
Local notes:
Athenaeum copy: Miller Fund bookplate.
ISBN:
9780307266422
0307266427
OCLC:
824119601
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