The Evolution of the Book (PDF)
Frederick G. Kilgour ì 1 FREE DOWNLOADE e book which the author in 1998 predicted would take off if certain conditions were met Seems as if they certainly have been I had to read this book for my book in soceity class It was so boring and I could not even work my way all the way through this For what it is it isn t bad It s highly unlikely that the casual reader is going to be interested in this book I m guessing most people are it for research andor as
Part Of A Schoolof a school I was assigned it for a class in my MLIS With
THAT IN MIND ONE COULD DOin mind one could do lot worse than this text I won t say that it is a page turner but it is at least mostly readable The beginning chapters are actually fairly interesting with some amusing details about the inds of warnings inscribed on clay tablet library books and some of the marginalia that monk scribes wrote when copying books The later chapters of the book however suffer. Tronic revolution and what it may hold for the future Kilgour himself is a highly respected figure among the bibliophile set He brings a lifetime's accumulation of nowledge and an historian'. .
From an excess of overly technical language few people aside perhaps
Engineers Are Going Toare going to interested or able to follow the descriptions of the minute inner workings of printing presses Published in 1998 this book is also obviously rather dated by this point when it comes to the discussion of e books an updated edition that reflects the booming success of this new technology would help shed light on the current market Overall this is a succinct and mostly engaging summary of the history of the book from its inception to the modern era and should be a useful
#text for those looking for a bit info on the subject I #for those looking for a bit info on the subject I t actually read all of this book I read a few chapters of it for class and thoroughly enjoyed them I have a library copy on my desk and hope to get to of it Tablets Papyrus scrolls The long reign of the codex Gutenberg The electronic book I m into all of it Phewie. S curiosity to the writing of this book which should be picked up enthusiastically by libraries as a tribute and indespensable guide to the object whose legacy they are dedicated to preservin. The book traces the history of book in its present form Starting from clay tablets of the
Sumerian civilization to the e book revolution it the evolution of the book ascivilization to the e book revolution it elaborates the evolution of the book as now it todayThough filled w Had some interesting points but hard to get through Despite some conceptual cruft and unneeded technical cataloging Evolution of the Book is a gem While the main thesis that the progression of book technology has followed the model of Steven J Gould s concept of Punctuated Euillibrium is uestionable and really unnecessary the book is packed with amazing anecdotes and facts about the incredible progression of portable information storage designThe volume tends to lose some of its peppy charm toward the end as Kilgour attempts
To Plumb The Depths Of Advances Inplumb the depths of advances in document technology with some of the same detail as that which he explor Excellent basic history right thru th. Kilgour's study is a concise history of the book as we now it in all its forms starting from the very beginning with the invention of writing and concluding at the present time with the elec.
Frederick G. Kilgour