Winner of the Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books 2012, the world's leading prize for popular science writing.
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...
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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Alan Bennett; Julian Barnes; Stephen...
Writers as diverse as Alan Bennett, Caitlin Moran and Hardeep Singh Kohli write about what libraries mean to them.
Alex Wright; Helen Westgeest
Sirohi, Savitra; Gupta, Amit
Containing writings by Sigmund Freud, Michel Foucault, Hal Foster and others, this work includes essays on the archival practice of such artists as Gerhard Richter, Susan Hiller, Ilya Kabakov, Christian...
Susan C. Awe
Provides guidance and print and web resources an entrepreneur may need to make a business thrive and grow, from inception and information gathering, to raising capital, to marketing methods and...
This history of reading goes from the earliest examples of the clay tablets and cuneiform of ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt to today's digital revolution. It argues that it is the...
This sprightly follow-up to "Book Lust" includes a quirky array of recommended titles in nearly 150 eclectic categories including: highly unusual storylines, humans falling in love with animals, memoirs about...
Offers practitioners and students of library and information science a complete, up-to-date, and practical guide to the world of cataloging and classification as it stands at the beginning of the...
Jon E. Graham; Lucien X. Polastron
Takes you on a journey from ancient Mesopotamia to modern times, showing how the urge to write, read and collect books has always gone hand in hand with the impulse...
Jackson, Miles M.;
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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...
Examines how people acquired and read books from the sixteenth century to the present, focusing on the personal relationships between readers and the volumes they owned. This title also investigates...