From The New York Times Best Selling Author Of Cod And Salt, A Definitive History Of Paper And The Astonishing Ways It Has Shaped Today S World.Paper Is One Of The Simplest And Most Essential Pieces Of Human Technology For The Past Two Millennia, The Ability To Produce It In Ever Efficient Ways Has Supported The Proliferation Of Literacy, Media, Religion, Education, Commerce And Art It Has Created Civilizations, Fostering The Fomenting Of Revolutions And The Stabilizing Of Regimes Witness History S Greatest Press Run, Which Produced 6.5 Billion Copies Of M O Zhu X Yu Lu, Quotations From Chairman Mao Tse Tung Zedong , Or The Fact That Leonardo Da Vinci Left Behind Only 15 Paintings But 4000 Works On Paper Now, On The Cusp Of Going Paperless And Amid Rampant Speculation About The Effects Of A Digitally Dependent Society We Ve Come To A World Historic Juncture To Examine What Paper Means To Civilization Through Tracing Paper S Evolution, Mark Kurlansky Challenges Common Assumptions About Technology S Influence, Affirming That Paper Is Here To Stay Paper Will Be The History That Guides Us Forward In The Twenty First Century And Illuminates Our Times.
Mark Kurlansky born 7 December 1948 in Hartford, Connecticut is a highly acclaimed American journalist and writer of general interest non fiction He is especially known for titles on eclectic topics, such as cod or salt.Kurlansky attended Butler University, where he harbored an early interest in theatre and earned a BA in 1970 However, his interest faded and he began to work as a journalist in
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- Paper: Paging Through History
- Mark Kurlansky
- 28 October 2019 Mark Kurlansky