The Library: An Illustrated History (Paperback)
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Short Description for The Library The history of libraries from ancient to modern times is presented through a review of the types of documents stored, the structures themselves, the way they have been managed, and the important part they have played in every culture around the world.
- Published: 15 September 2009
- Format: Paperback 320 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780838909911 ISBN 10: 0838909914
- Sales rank: 1,528,045
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Full description for The Library
In this remarkable book, Stuart A. P. Murray traces the elaborate history of the library from its very beginnings in the ancient libraries of Babylon and Alexandria to some of the greatest comtemporary institutions-the Royal Society of London, the Newberry Library, the Smithsonian and many others. Illustrated with 80 color photos, the book leads readers through the fascinating progress of the institution we know today as the library. A rich textual and visual resource, The Library will delight patrons, readers, and library staff alike.