The Book on the Bookshelf

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Descripción editorial

From the author of the highly praised The Pencil and The Evolution of Useful Things comes another captivating history of the seemingly mundane: the book and its storage.

Most of us take for granted that our books are vertical on our shelves with the spines facing out, but Henry Petroski, inveterately curious engineer, didn't.  As a result, readers are guided along the astonishing evolution from papyrus scrolls boxed at Alexandria to upright books shelved at the Library of Congress. Unimpeachably researched, enviably written, and charmed with anecdotes from Seneca to Samuel Pepys to a nineteenth-century bibliophile who had to climb over his books to get into bed, The Book on the Bookshelf is indispensable for anyone who loves books.

GÉNERO
Ficción y literatura
PUBLICADO
1999
14 de septiembre
IDIOMA
EN
Inglés
EXTENSIÓN
304
Páginas
EDITORIAL
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
VENTAS
Penguin Random House LLC
TAMAÑO
9.1
MB

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