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The Library

A Fragile History

Andrew Pettegree

As libraries face the challenge of digital resources, this volume looks back over their history, describing ‘a repeating cycle of creation and dispersal, decay and reconstruction’ and showing how the mutability of both books and libraries ensures their survival. From Assyrian cuneiform tablets to Google, the study encompasses every kind of library, from vast storehouses of knowledge such as Alexandria to personal – and portable – book collections.
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  • Publisher: Profile
  • Year: 2021
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 528pp
  • Illustrated: Yes
  • ISBN: 9781788163422
  • Condition: New
  • Weight: 0.8kg
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