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On Paper free pdf A Best Book of the Year: "Mother Jones," "Bloomberg News, " "National Post," "Kirkus " 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.

About Nicholas A Basbanes

Nicholas A. Basbanes is an award-winning investigative journalist and was literary editor of the "Worcester Sunday Telegram." His articles have appeared in "The New York Times," "The Washington Post," and "Smithsonian," and he is a recipient of a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship. Basbanes lives in North Grafton, Massachusetts, with his wife.

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Author : Nicholas A Basbanes
Publisher : Vintage Books
Data Published : 01 July 2014
ISBN : 0307279642
EAN : 9780307279644
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 430 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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