Author:Matthew Battles


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By: Matthew Battles

Price: $7.00

Publisher: New York W.W. Norton 2003:

Seller ID: BB0236703

ISBN: 0393325644

Condition: vg

On the survival and destruction of knowledge, from Alexandria to the Internet. Through the ages, libraries have not only accumulated and preserved but also shaped, inspired, and obliterated knowledge. Matthew Battles, a rare books librarian and a gifted narrator, takes us on a spirited foray from Boston to Baghdad, from classical scriptoria to medieval monasteries, from the Vatican to the British Library, from socialist reading rooms and rural home libraries to the Information Age. He explores how libraries are built and how they are destroyed, from the decay of the great Alexandrian library t... View more info