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The Book on the Bookshelf
The Book on the Bookshelf
Author: Henry Petroski
He has been called "the poet laureate of technology" and a writer who is "erudite, witty, thoughtful, and accessible." Now Henry Petroski turns to the subject of books and bookshelves, and wonders whether it was inevitable that books would come to be arranged vertically as they are today on horizontal shelves. As we learn how the ancient scroll ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780375406492
ISBN-10: 0375406492
Publication Date: 9/14/1999
Pages: 304
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.

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Publisher: Knopf
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
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