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The Resource Paper : an elegy, Ian Sansom

Paper : an elegy, Ian Sansom

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Paper : an elegy
Title
Paper
Title remainder
an elegy
Statement of responsibility
Ian Sansom
Title variation
  • Celebration of the age of paper
  • Paper : ephemeral and everlasting!
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
What does reading a book, smoking a cigarette, throwing confetti and voting in an election have in common? The answer, of course, is paper. Paper serves nearly every function of our lives. It is the technology with which we have made sense of the world. Yet the age of paper is ending. Ebooks now outsell their physical counterparts. Still, there are some uses of paper that seem unlikely to change, Christmas won't be Christmas without wrapped presents or crackers. And the language of paper, documents, files and folders, has survived digitisation. In Paper: An Elegy Ian Sansom builds a museum of paper and explores its paradox, its vulnerability and durability. This book is a timely meditation on the very paper it's printed on
Summary
Paying tribute to paper in all of its forms and functions, a humorous, international cultural study and series of personal reflections explores the history and significance of paper from its invention in China to the present
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10175799
Cataloging source
BT
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Sansom, Ian
Dewey number
676.09
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Paper
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adult
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an elegy
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Paper : an elegy, Ian Sansom
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Publication
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. [216]-230
Control code
362841
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 230 p.
Isbn
9780007480265
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Paper : an elegy, Ian Sansom
Publication
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. [216]-230
Control code
362841
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 230 p.
Isbn
9780007480265
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill.

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