[PDF / Epub] ☉ Paper: Paging Through History By Mark Kurlansky – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk From the New York Times best selling author of Cod and Salt a definitive history of paper and the astonishing ways it has shaped today’s world Paper is one of the simplest and most essential pieces From the New York Times best selling author of Cod and Salt a definitive history of paper and the astonishing ways it has shaped today’s world Paper is one of the simplest Paper: Paging Epub / and most essential pieces of human technology For the past two millennia the ability to produce it in ever efficient ways has supported the proliferation of literacy media religion education commerce and art It has created civilizations fostering the fomenting of revolutions and the stabilizing of regimes Witness history’s greatest press run which produced billion copies of Máo zhuˇ xí yuˇ lu uotations from Chairman Mao Tse tung Zedong or the fact that Leonardo da Vinci left behind only paintings but works on paper Now on the cusp of “going paperless”—and amid rampant speculation about the effects of a digitally dependent society—we’ve come to a world historic juncture to examine what paper means to civilization Through tracing paper’s evolution Mark Kurlansky challenges common assumptions about technology’s influence affirming that paper is here to stay Paper will be the history that guides us forward in the twenty first century and illuminates our times.
- 389 pages
- Paper: Paging Through History
- Mark Kurlansky
- 10 December 2016 Mark Kurlansky