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The Book on the Bookshelf A fascinating history of two related common objects, impeccably documented and beautifully illustrated CivilizationHenry Petroski, the poet laureate of technology and author of the highly acclaimed The Pencil and The Evolution of Useful Things now sets his sights on perhaps the greatest technological advances of the last two thousand years the making and storing of books from papyrus scrolls to precious medieval codices to the book as we know it, from the great library at Alexandria to monastic cells to the Library of CongressAs writing advanced, and with it broader literacy, the development of the book was seemingly inevitable And as books became common, the question of where and how to store them became pertinent But how did we come from continuous sheets rolled on spools to the ubiquitous portable item you are holding in your hand And how did books come to be restored and displayed vertically and spine out on shelves Henry Petroski answers these and virtually every other question we might have about books as he contemplates the history of the book on bookshelf with his inimitable subtle analysis and intriguing detail After reading this book, you will not look at a book or a bookshelf in the same way The Seattle Times [EPUB] ✽ Analysis of Pesticides in Food and Environmental Samples, Second Edition ❂ Jose L Tadeo – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk impeccably documented and beautifully illustrated CivilizationHenry Petroski ❮Ebook❯ ➮ Practical Research Methods in Education ➯ Author Mike Lambert – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk the poet laureate of technology and author of the highly acclaimed The Pencil and The Evolution of Useful Things now sets his sights on perhaps the greatest technological advances of the last two thousand years the making and storing of books from papyrus scrolls to precious medieval codices to the book as we know it [PDF / Epub] ★ On the Edge of the Empires (2nd - 4th C. Ce) By Rocco Palermo – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk from the great library at Alexandria to monastic cells to the Library of CongressAs writing advanced ❮PDF / Epub❯ ✅ Prophecy, Behaviour and Change Author Gerald G Smale – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk and with it broader literacy ❮PDF / Epub❯ ✅ Applied Econometrics ❤ Author Chung-Ki Min – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk the development of the book was seemingly inevitable And as books became common [Reading] ➿ Sea Serpents, Sailors, and Sceptics By Graham J. McEwan – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk the question of where and how to store them became pertinent But how did we come from continuous sheets rolled on spools to the ubiquitous portable item you are holding in your hand And how did books come to be restored and displayed vertically and spine out on shelves Henry Petroski answers these and virtually every other question we might have about books as he contemplates the history of the book on bookshelf with his inimitable subtle analysis and intriguing detail After reading this book ❴Reading❵ ➻ Neoliberal Structural Change and the Electricity Sector Author Lynne Chester – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk you will not look at a book or a bookshelf in the same way The Seattle Times


About the Author: Henry Petroski

Henry Petroski is a civil engineering professor at Duke University where he specializes in failure analysis.Petroski was born in Brooklyn, New York, and in 1963, he received his bachelor s degree from Manhattan College He graduated with his Ph.D in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign in 1968 Before beginning his work at Duke in 1980, he worked at the University of Texas at Austin from 1968 74 and for the Argonne National Laboratory from 1975 80.He has received honorary degrees from Clarkson University, Trinity College, Valparaiso University and Manhattan College He is a registered professional engineer in Texas, a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers, and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering.In 2004, he was appointed to the United States Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board



10 thoughts on “The Book on the Bookshelf

  1. says:

    Henry Petroski is fascinated by the design of everyday objects, and how the seemingly simple technology of items like pencils, forks, and paperclips have evolved and improved over time.In this volume, he examines the hi


  2. says:

    If there s one thing I m taking away from Henry Petroski s The Book on the Bookshelf, it s the fact that no technology is so basic as to be self evident I always thought of the humble bookshelf as a foregone conclusion faced wit


  3. says:

    I actually learned a lot about shelving, esp about the desk area, filling up to the top, and THEN filling the shelves under the desk Interesting Which makes me think I ve found my calling p.4 Indeed, the presence of bookshelves greatly i


  4. says:

    competent rather than stunning, inclusive rather than unified, and written, most probably, under the simple rubric, a book about books has to get some readers, engineer Henry Petroski can write, but doesn t stun or immediately derive a rabid foll


  5. says:

    I d like to give this half a star less, but that is unfortunately not possible, so in the spirit of being generous, I ll give it three stars.This book could easily have been shortened by 15 20% had the editor been a bitliberal with his red pen in eliminat


  6. says:

    While parts of this book were very slow going, it is worth it for the way it illustrates one of the most wonderful things about learning about history what you think is the right way something is done is just as historical as the weird way people in past eras did


  7. says:

    A great and interesting read I liked it so much, I think I ll check out his book The Pencil.


  8. says:

    The book for one who loves books, engineering and the history that brings them together.


  9. says:

    A bit dry in parts, but other parts were pretty fascinatingso it evens out into a 3 out of 5 stars Some of my favorite quotes below The accumulation of books on shelves appears to be inevitable, and the search for everplaces to store books appears to be without limit The house or apartment


  10. says:

    As a teacher ,I would search for books that could help me teach rhyme, theme, vowel sounds or had exceptional illustrations.As a reader, I would look for crime or suspense genres.As a person who now works in a beautiful library, I am fascinated by books in general which is why I read this book I tho


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