[The Evolution of the Book] EBOOK
For what it is it isn t bad It s highly unlikely that the casual reader is oing to be interested in this book I m uessing most people are approaching it for research andor as part of a school assignment I was assigned it for a class in my MLIS program With that in mind one could do a lot worse than this text I won t say that it is a page turner but it is at least mostly readable The beginning chapters are actually fairly interesting with some amusing details about the kinds of warnings inscribed on clay tablet library books "and some of the marginalia that monk scribes wrote when copying books " some of the marginalia that monk scribes wrote when copying books Later Chapters Of The Book However Suffer chapters of the book however suffer an excess of overly technical language few people aside from perhaps engineers are oing to be interested in or able to follow the descriptions of the minute inner workings of printing presses Published in 1998 this book is also obviously rather dated by this point when it comes to the discussion of e books an updated edition that reflects the booming success of this new technology would help shed light on. Kilgour's study is a concise history of the book as we know it in all its forms starting from the very beginning with the invention of writing and concluding at the present time with the elec. Gression of portable information storage designThe volume tends #to lose some of its peppy charm toward #lose some of its peppy charm toward end as Kilgour attempts to plumb the depths of advances in digital document
with some of the same detail that which he explores the development of scroll and parchment Instead a simple survey of the most successful of these technologies may have been sufficient What s I would Riding Hard guess many readers are interested in this book as a record of what happened before the 20th centuryDespite a few drawbacks this is areat read and a wonderful volume for anyone interested in the History of Information I didn t actually read all of this book I read a few chapters of it for and thoroughly enjoyed them I have a library copy on my and hope to Arabian Challenge get to of it Tablets Papyrus scrolls The long reign of the codex Gutenberg The electronic book I m into all of it Had some interesting points but hard toet through I had to read this book for my book in soceity class It was so boring and I could not even work my way all the way through this. S curiosity to the writing of this book which should be picked up enthusiastically by libraries as a tribute and indespensable uide to the object whose legacy they are dedicated to preservin.
Technology With Some Of The Same Detail