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On Paper (The Everything of Its Two-Thousand-Year History)

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A Best Book of the Year: Mother JonesBloomberg News, National PostKirkus 

In these pages, Nicholas Basbanes—the consummate bibliophile’s bibliophile—shows how paper has been civilization’s constant companion. It preserves our history and gives record to our very finest literary, cultural, and scientific accomplishments. Since its invention in China nearly two millennia ago, the technology of paper has spread throughout the inhabited world.
        With deep knowledge and care, Basbanes traces paper’s trail from the earliest handmade sheets to the modern-day mills. Paper, yoked to politics, has played a crucial role in the unfolding of landmark events, from the American Revolution to Daniel Ellsberg’s Pentagon Papers to the aftermath of 9/11. Without paper, modern hygienic practice would be unimaginable; as currency, people will do almost anything to possess it; and, as a tool of expression, it is inextricable from human culture. Lavishly researched, compellingly written, this masterful guide illuminates paper’s endless possibilities. 

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  • Product Details

    Author:
    Nicholas A. Basbanes
    Format:
    Paperback
    Pages:
    448
    Publisher:
    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group (July 1, 2014)
    Language:
    English
    ISBN-13:
    9780307279644
    ISBN-10:
    0307279642
    Weight:
    14.24oz
    Dimensions:
    5.2" x 8" x 0.88"
    Case Pack:
    24
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    RandomHouse-PRH-20170528_063743-RH-NA-PHYSICAL-FULL-21-20170530-1.xml
    Folder:
    RandomHouse
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