[PDF / Epub] ☄ The Book on the Bookshelf By Henry Petroski – E17streets4all.co.uk A fascinating history of two related common objects impeccably documented and beautifully illustrated — CivilizationHenry Petroski the poet laureate of technology and author of the highly acclaimed on the ePUB ☆ A fascinating history of two related common objects impeccably documented and beautifully illustrated — CivilizationHenry Petroski the poet laureate of technology and author of the highly acclaimed The Pencil and The Evolution of Useful Things now sets his sights on perhaps the greatest technological advances of the last two thousand years the making and storing of books—from papyrus scrolls to precious medieval codices to the book as we know it from the great library at Alexandria to The Book PDF/EPUB ² monastic cells to the Library of CongressAs writing advanced and with it broader literacy the development of the book was seemingly inevitable And as books became common the uestion of where and how to store them became pertinent But how did we come from continuous sheets rolled on spools to the ubiuitous portable item you are holding in your hand And how did books come to be restored and displayed vertically and spine out on shelves Henry Petroski Book on the Kindle Ó answers these and virtually every other uestion we might have about books as he contemplates the history of the book on bookshelf with his inimitable subtle analysis and intriguing detailAfter reading this book you will not look at a book or a bookshelf in the same way — The Seattle Times.
on the ePUB ☆ Henry Petroski is a civil engineering professor at Duke University where he specializes in failure analysisPetroski was born in Brooklyn New York and in he received his bachelor's degree from Manhattan College He graduated with his PhD in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign in Before beginning his work at Duke in he worked a.
- 306 pages
- The Book on the Bookshelf
- Henry Petroski
- 12 June 2014 Henry Petroski