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The Resource The way the world works : essays, Nicholson Baker

The way the world works : essays, Nicholson Baker

Label
The way the world works : essays
Title
The way the world works
Title remainder
essays
Statement of responsibility
Nicholson Baker
Creator
Author
Narrator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Baker's second nonfiction collection, ranges over the map of life to examine what troubles us, what eases our pain, and what brings us joy. Baker moves from political controversy to the intimacy of his own life, from forgotten heroes of pacifism to airplane wings, telephones, paper mills, David Remnick, Joseph Pulitzer, the "OED, " and the manufacture of the Venetian gondola. He writes about kite string and about the moment he met his wife, and he surveys our fascination with video games while attempting to beat his teenage son at "Modern Warfare 2." In a celebrated essay on Wikipedia, Baker describes his efforts to stem the tide of encyclopedic deletionism; in another, he charts the rise of e-readers; in a third he chronicles his Freedom of Information lawsuit against the San Francisco Public Library."--Provided by publisher
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10133564
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Baker, Nicholson
Dewey number
814.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
American essays
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
essays
Label
The way the world works : essays, Nicholson Baker
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Life -- String -- Coins -- How I Met My Wife -- La Mer -- Why I Like the Telephone -- What Happened on April 29, 1994 -- Sunday at the Dump -- Writing Wearing Earplugs -- One Summer -- Reading -- Thorin Son of Thrain -- Narrow Ruled -- Inky Burden -- No Step -- I Said to Myself -- Defoe, Truthteller -- From A to Zyxt -- The Nod -- David Remnick -- Libraries and Newspapers -- Truckin' for the Future -- If Libraries Don't Do It, Who Will? -- Reading the Paper -- The Times in 1951 -- Take a Look at This Airship! -- Sex and the City, Circa 1840 -- Technology -- Grab Me a Gondola -- The Charms of Wikipedia -- Kindle 2 -- Papermakers -- Google's Earth -- Steve Jobs -- War -- Why I'm a Pacifist -- We Don't Know the Language We Don't Know -- Painkiller Deathstreak -- Last Essay -- Mowing
Control code
000048496060
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.
Extent
x, 317 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781416572473
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Label
The way the world works : essays, Nicholson Baker
Publication
Note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Life -- String -- Coins -- How I Met My Wife -- La Mer -- Why I Like the Telephone -- What Happened on April 29, 1994 -- Sunday at the Dump -- Writing Wearing Earplugs -- One Summer -- Reading -- Thorin Son of Thrain -- Narrow Ruled -- Inky Burden -- No Step -- I Said to Myself -- Defoe, Truthteller -- From A to Zyxt -- The Nod -- David Remnick -- Libraries and Newspapers -- Truckin' for the Future -- If Libraries Don't Do It, Who Will? -- Reading the Paper -- The Times in 1951 -- Take a Look at This Airship! -- Sex and the City, Circa 1840 -- Technology -- Grab Me a Gondola -- The Charms of Wikipedia -- Kindle 2 -- Papermakers -- Google's Earth -- Steve Jobs -- War -- Why I'm a Pacifist -- We Don't Know the Language We Don't Know -- Painkiller Deathstreak -- Last Essay -- Mowing
Control code
000048496060
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.
Extent
x, 317 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781416572473
Isbn Type
(hbk.)

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