Paper: Paging Through History

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Product Details

Price
$27.95
Publisher
W. W. Norton & Company
Publish Date
Pages
416
Dimensions
6.2 X 1.5 X 9.3 inches | 1.9 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780393239614
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About the Author

Mark Kurlansky is the New York Times bestselling and James A. Beard Award-winning author of 1968: The Year That Rocked the World and Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World.

Reviews

Illuminating....Kurlansky is a graceful writer and an industrious researcher.
Littered with amazing facts.--Lily Rothman
A beautiful thing to hold and feel, and it presents a fine argument for the retention of paper as an aesthetically lusty object.--Simon Garfield
Kurlansky's telling of this history...is swift, crisp, and deft.--Reid Mitenbuler
An historical journey well worth the ride. [Kurlansky] has a deep instinct for telling detail, which he combines with a disarmingly fun narrative style. Kurlansky makes a compelling case that paper has always been a revolutionary force - a foundation for expression of every sort -- and that it is certainly not dead yet.--Elizabeth Taylor
Kurlanksy tells [the history of paper] vividly in this compact and well-illustrated book....He has a sharp eye for curious details....[and] offers a versatile introduction to this long and complicated history.--Anthony Grafton
Curious, vital, prolific, and witty.... Kurlansky's work makes brilliant use of paper as a key to civilization.