Explores one of the most versatile, useful and enduring technologies ever invented: the book. This title charts the evolution and influence of books around the world, from the cuneiform tablets...
Winner of the Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books 2012, the world's leading prize for popular science writing.
Emanuel Derman was a quantitative analyst (Quant) at Goldman Sachs, one of the financial engineers whose mathematical models became crucial for Wall Street.
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Throughout the history of the world, libraries have been constructed, burned, discovered, raided, and cherished - and the treasures they've housed have evolved from early stone tablets to the mass-produced...
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"Without libraries what have we? We have no past and no future." So said the Ray Bradbury, and indeed history as we know it begins with the invention of the...
As well as holding some of the world's most prized cultural treasures, the British Library is the repository of the nation's collective memory. In this highly illustrated book Michael Leapman...
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For more than 2,500 years, the book, in a wide range of forms, has been used to document, to educate and to entertain. This book explores the rich history of...
Patricia Harping; Murtha Baca
Presents an introduction to the use of controlled vocabularies. This book presents readers with a "how-to" guide to building controlled vocabulary tools, and indexing cultural materials with terms and names...
Inspired by the process of creating a library for his fifteenth-century home near the Loire in France, Alberto Manguel, the acclaimed writer on books and reading, has taken up the...
Jon E. Graham; Lucien X. Polastron
A magisterial history of the destruction of knowledge over the millennia. It takes the reader on a journey from ancient Mesopotamia to modern times, showing how the urge to write...