Books: A Living History

Martyn Lyons
224 pages
Color illustrations
10.25 x 7.75 inches
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This ambitious volume explores the history of the book, one of the most efficient, influential, and enduring technologies ever invented. For more than 2,500 years, the book, in a wide range of forms, has been used to document, educate, and entertain. Author Martyn Lyons charts the development of the book from ancient Sumerian cuneiform tablets and Mesopotamian papyrus, to the bound, printed codex, to the revolutionary e-book.