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Title A Brief History of the Book From Tablet to Tablet
Author Steven K. Galbraith
Publisher ABC-CLIO
Release 2020-08-31
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 164
ISBN 1440869405
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This book leads readers through an intriguing examination how books began and have evolved through history, and explores where future technologies may lead them. From ancient clay tablet and scrolls to medieval manuscripts and printed books to personal computers and iPads, this guide examines the fascinating history of books from 4000 BCE to the present. At each step of this evolution, technologies are examined and evaluated to show how these ideas are present from the very beginning of written communication. Moving chronologically from the ancient world to the present, the book shows how written communication media evolved from cuneiform to the Kindle. Focusing on key technologies and vital periods of historical transition, it traces an evolution that elucidates the history of the written word, at each step examining and evaluating such aspects of technologies as memory capacity, readability and writability, durability, recyclability, information security, ease and mode of access, and cost. Additional attention is paid to how these technologies were made, how they were circulated, and who was reading them. Provides faculty and students with a brief but fascinating and engagingly written textbook Includes hands-on activities and course assignments that encourage student learning Features interesting factoids and illustrations, making this book useful as a text, as a professional guide, or for pleasure reading

Title A Brief History of Angels and Demons
Author Sarah Bartlett
Publisher Hachette UK
Release 2011-11-03
Category Body, Mind & Spirit
Total Pages 272
ISBN 1849018286
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Throughout history, the human quest for knowledge of the divine, has ruffled the wings of many an angel, but also tested the wrath of the demon. This book not traces the history of angels and demons from their earliest roots to their modern day renaissance, but also reveals their most intimate secrets. Whether through personal stories, literature, myth, religion or art, this book is the story of how belief in angels and demons has cast a powerful spell over the popular imagination.

Brief History of Greece by John Heyl Vincent

Title Brief History of Greece
Author John Heyl Vincent
Publisher
Release 1883
Category Greece
Total Pages 191
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Brief History of Ancient Peoples by Joel Dorman Steele

Title Brief History of Ancient Peoples
Author Joel Dorman Steele
Publisher
Release 1881
Category History, Ancient
Total Pages 312
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title The Computer A Brief History of the Machine That Changed the World
Author Eric G. Swedin
Publisher ABC-CLIO
Release 2022-07-08
Category Computers
Total Pages 307
ISBN 1440866058
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book, aimed at general readers, covers the entirety of computing history from antiquity to the present, placing the story of computing into the broader context of politics, economics, society, and more.

European Book Cultures by Stephanie Kurschus

Title European Book Cultures
Author Stephanie Kurschus
Publisher Springer
Release 2014-11-28
Category Social Science
Total Pages 365
ISBN 3658080604
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Stephanie Kurschus analyses the idea of a common "European" book culture that integrates the book market as an essential aspect and employs book promotion as balancing instrument. Characteristics of book culture are identified; the resultant concept of book culture provides an overview of the values and myths ascribed to the book. Furthermore, applied book promotion measures are analyzed for their effectiveness and best practice models. Since, in a context determined by culture and market, preservation and innovation, book promotion fulfills two functions: it is to protect the unique national characteristics of book culture as well as to support its continuous development. To adapt and to advance within a changing environment is critical to the survival of book culture in the digital reality.

A Little History of the World by E. H. Gombrich

Title A Little History of the World
Author E. H. Gombrich
Publisher Yale University Press
Release 2005-01-01
Category Juvenile Nonfiction
Total Pages 284
ISBN 9780300108835
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Presents a brief, narrative history of the world for young readers, from the Stone Age up to the end of World War II.

Secrets of Ancient America by Carl Lehrburger

Title Secrets of Ancient America
Author Carl Lehrburger
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release 2015-01-02
Category Body, Mind & Spirit
Total Pages 480
ISBN 159143775X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The real history of the New World and the visitors, from both East and West, who traveled to the Americas long before 1492 • Provides more than 300 photographs and drawings, including Celtic runes in New England, Gaelic inscriptions in Colorado, and Asian symbols in the West • Reinterprets many archaeological finds, such as the Ohio Serpent Mound • Reveals Celtic, Hebrew, Roman, early Christian, Templar, Egyptian, Chinese, and Japanese influences in North American artifacts and ruins As the myth of Columbus “discovering” America falls from the pedestal of established history, we are given the opportunity to discover the real story of the New World and the visitors, from both East and West, who traveled there long before 1492. Sharing his more than 25 years of research and travel to sites throughout North America, Carl Lehrburger employs epigraphy, archaeology, and archaeoastronomy to reveal extensive evidence for pre-Columbian explorers in ancient America. He provides more than 300 photographs and drawings of sites, relics, and rock art, including Celtic and Norse runes in New England, Phoenician and Hebrew inscriptions in the Midwest, and ancient Shiva linga and Egyptian hieroglyphs in the West. He uncovers the real story of Columbus and his motives for coming to the Americas. He reinterprets many well-known archaeological and astronomical finds, such as the Ohio Serpent Mound, America’s Stonehenge in New Hampshire, and the Crespi Collection in Ecuador. He reveals Celtic, Hebrew, Roman, early Christian, Templar, Egyptian, Chinese, and Japanese influences in famous stones and ruins, reconstructing the record of what really happened on the American continents prior to Columbus. He also looks at Hindu influences in Mesoamerica and sacred sexuality encoded in archaeological sites. Expanding upon the work of well-known diffusionists such as Barry Fell and Gunnar Thompson, the author documents the travels and settlements of trans-Atlantic and trans-Pacific explorers, miners, and settlers who made it to the Americas and left their marks for us to discover. Interpreting their sacred symbols, he shows how their teachings, prayers, and cosmologies reveal the cosmic order and sacred landscape of the Americas.