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Reinventing Knowledge: From Alexandria to the Internet
By Lisa Wolverton (contributor) and Ian F. McNeely
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher W W Norton & Co Inc
Publication date September 8, 2009
Pages 318
Binding Paperback
Edition 1
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780393337716
ISBN-10 0393337715
Dimensions 1 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.60 lbs.
Original list price $22.95
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“It has the power to wrench familiar aspects of history into new and surprising shapes.”―Laura Miller, Salon

Here is an intellectual extravaganza, a dazzling history of the key institutions that have shaped and channeled knowledge in the West from the classical period to the present. Fashioned with elegance and wit, this exhilarating survey carries us through the pivotal points of institutional change and cultural transformation. It is full of memorable characters, from the flamboyant founder of the great library at Alexandria and the arrogant medieval logician Peter Abelard to the dashing global adventurer von Humboldt. In its compact history we find the perfect context for understanding the vast changes we are experiencing now in the landscape of knowledge. 6 illustrations

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With Ian F. McNeely | 1 edition from W W Norton & Co Inc (September 8, 2009)
9780393337716 | details & prices | 318 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $22.95
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