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The Resource You could look it up : the reference shelf from ancient Babylon to Wikipedia, Jack Lynch

You could look it up : the reference shelf from ancient Babylon to Wikipedia, Jack Lynch

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You could look it up : the reference shelf from ancient Babylon to Wikipedia
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You could look it up
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the reference shelf from ancient Babylon to Wikipedia
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Jack Lynch
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Reference shelf from ancient Babylon to Wikipedia
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Language
eng
Summary
"Today we think of Wikipedia as the source of all information, the ultimate reference. Yet it is just the latest in a long line of aggregated knowledge--reference works that have shaped the way we've seen the world for centuries. You Could Look It Up chronicles the captivating stories behind these great works and their contents, and the way they have influenced each other. From The Code of Hammurabi, the earliest known compendium of laws in ancient Babylon almost two millennia before Christ to Pliny's Natural History; from the 11th-century Domesday Book recording land holdings in England to Abraham Ortelius's first atlas of the world; from Samuel Johnson's A Dictionary of the English Language to The Whole Earth Catalog to Google, Jack Lynch illuminates the human stories and accomplishment behind each, as well as its enduring impact on civilization. In the process, he offers new insight into the value of knowledge." -- Publisher's website
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Title
You could look it up
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A scholarly exploration of reference books throughout history and across cultures traces the stories of key influential volumes, from the Babylonian Code of Hammurabi to Wikipedia, to illuminate the human experiences and accomplishments behind each
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Booklist Editors' Choice, 2016
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Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
028
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
Z1035.1
LC item number
.L96 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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adult
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Jack Lynch
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocn898418972
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Dimensions
25 cm
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Extent
453 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780802777522
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)

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      73 Locust St, Dover, NH, 03820, USA
      43.19289 -70.876331
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