Paper Paging Through History

Author: Mark Kurlansky
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393285480
Size: 65.71 MB
Format: PDF
View: 971
Download Read Online
By tracing paper’s evolution from antiquity to the present, with an emphasis on the contributions made in Asia and the Middle East, Mark Kurlansky challenges common assumptions about technology’s influence, affirming that paper is here ...

Paper

Author: Mark Kurlansky
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
ISBN: 9781410490070
Size: 41.43 MB
Format: PDF
View: 3115
Download Read Online
Paper will be the commodity history that guides us forward and illuminates our times.

Salt

Author: Mark Kurlansky
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448113202
Size: 74.25 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
View: 425
Download Read Online
Plato described it as especially dear to the gods. As Mark Kurlansky so brilliantly relates here, salt has shaped civilisation from the beginning, and its story is a glittering, often surprising part of the history of mankind.

On Paper

Author: Nicholas A. Basbanes
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0385350449
Size: 47.38 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
View: 5760
Download Read Online
A Best Book of the Year: Mother Jones, Bloomberg News, National Post, Kirkus Reviews A consideration of all things paper—its invention that revolutionized human civilization; its thousand-fold uses (and misuses), proliferation, and ...

The Paper Trail

Author: Alexander Monro
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 1846147204
Size: 13.93 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
View: 5553
Download Read Online
This is the story of how paper, a simple Chinese invention, has wrapped itself around our world, with history's most momentous ideas etched upon its surface.

Paper

Author: Mark Kurlansky
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 9780393353709
Size: 57.51 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
View: 4243
Download Read Online
Includes bibliographical references (pages 347-354) and index.

White Magic

Author: Lothar Müller
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0745681832
Size: 34.63 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
View: 6265
Download Read Online
In this brilliant new book Lothar Müller describes how paper made its way from China through the Arab world to Europe, where it permeated everyday life in a variety of formats from the thirteenth century onwards, and how the paper ...

Havana

Author: Mark Kurlansky
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1632863936
Size: 27.15 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
View: 5320
Download Read Online
Through Mark Kurlansky's multilayered and electrifying portrait, the long-elusive city of Havana comes stirringly to life.

Cod

Author: Mark Kurlansky
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1446450414
Size: 61.78 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
View: 5086
Download Read Online
This book spans 1,000 years and four continents. From the Vikings to Clarence Birdseye, Mark Kurlansky introduces the explorers, merchants, writers, chefs and fisherman, whose lives have been interwoven with this prolific fish.

The History And Uncertain Future Of Handwriting

Author: Anne Trubek
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1620402165
Size: 11.78 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
View: 3732
Download Read Online
Now, in The History and Uncertain Future of Handwriting, Trubek uncovers the long and significant impact handwriting has had on culture and humanity--from the first recorded handwriting on the clay tablets of the Sumerians some four ...