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The Resource The nature of the book : print and knowledge in the making, Adrian Johns

The nature of the book : print and knowledge in the making, Adrian Johns

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The nature of the book : print and knowledge in the making
Title
The nature of the book
Title remainder
print and knowledge in the making
Statement of responsibility
Adrian Johns
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In The Nature of the Book, Adrian Johns transports his readers back to early modern England and the cauldron of creative and commercial forces in which print culture was formed. His uncanny eye for detail allows us to visit booksellers' shops and the Royal Society, paper manufactories and type foundries. We can eavesdrop on the often-bitter disputes between authors and printers, printers and booksellers, clerics and intellectuals as they debate and resolve the meaning and rights attached to the creation of ideas, their appearance in written form and then in print, and the opportunity to sell, buy, and read printed work. Johns focuses on the interplay between the scientific and print revolutions and on their roles, both complementary and antagonistic, in the production and dissemination of knowledge
Cataloging source
OCoLC
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Johns, Adrian
Dewey number
686.2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Transmission of texts
  • Science
  • Printing
  • Printing
  • Books
  • Books
  • Science
  • Science publishing
  • Science publishing
  • Europe
  • England
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The nature of the book : print and knowledge in the making, Adrian Johns
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 641-707) and index
Contents
1. Introduction: The Book of Nature and the Nature of the Book -- 2. Literatory Life: The Culture and Credibility of the Printed Book in Early Modern London -- 3. "The Advancement of Wholesome Knowledge": The Politics of Print and the Practices of Propriety -- 4. John Streater and the Knights of the Galaxy: Republicanism, Natural Knowledge, and the Politics of Printing -- 5. Faust and the Pirates: The Cultural Construction of the Printing Revolution -- 6. The Physiology of Reading: Print and the Passions -- 7. Piracy and Usurpation: Natural Philosophy in the Restoration -- 8. Histories of the Heavens: John Flamsteed, Isaac Newton, and the Historia Coelestis Britannica -- 9. Conclusion
Control code
000013600483
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxi, 753 p.
Isbn
9780226401225
Isbn Type
(paper : alk. paper)
Lccn
97047252
Other physical details
ill.
Label
The nature of the book : print and knowledge in the making, Adrian Johns
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 641-707) and index
Contents
1. Introduction: The Book of Nature and the Nature of the Book -- 2. Literatory Life: The Culture and Credibility of the Printed Book in Early Modern London -- 3. "The Advancement of Wholesome Knowledge": The Politics of Print and the Practices of Propriety -- 4. John Streater and the Knights of the Galaxy: Republicanism, Natural Knowledge, and the Politics of Printing -- 5. Faust and the Pirates: The Cultural Construction of the Printing Revolution -- 6. The Physiology of Reading: Print and the Passions -- 7. Piracy and Usurpation: Natural Philosophy in the Restoration -- 8. Histories of the Heavens: John Flamsteed, Isaac Newton, and the Historia Coelestis Britannica -- 9. Conclusion
Control code
000013600483
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxi, 753 p.
Isbn
9780226401225
Isbn Type
(paper : alk. paper)
Lccn
97047252
Other physical details
ill.

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