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The Book on the Bookshelf
The Book on the Bookshelf by Henry Petroski 0375706399 9780375706394
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The Book on the Bookshelf by Henry Petroski

From the author of the highly praisedThe PencilandThe Evolution of Useful Thingscomes 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, didnt.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 Bookshelfis indispensable for anyone who loves books.

Author: Henry Petroski

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 304

Publisher: Vintage

Publication Date: 2000-09-12

Our Price: $4.70

ISBN: 0375706399

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