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The Librarian's Book of Lists

The Librarian's Book of Lists [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0838990835
Author: George M. Eberhart
Publisher: American Library Association
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The mixture of serious topics, tongue-in-cheek items, and outright silliness provides something to please everyone familiar with libraries, making a fun read and a wonderful gift.

ABHB Annual Bibliography of the History of the Printed Book and Libraries

ABHB Annual Bibliography of the History of the Printed Book and Libraries [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9401188025
Author: Hendrik D.L. Vervliet
Publisher: Springer
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ABHB Annual Bibliography of the History of the Printed Book and Libraries by Hendrik D.L. Vervliet Book Resume:

The history of printing, books, and libraries, is confined only to a limited extent within the boundaries of individual countries. There are, indeed, few historical developments which have played a more universal role, in reaction against all kinds of particularism, than type design, printing, book production, publishing, illustration, binding, librarianship, journal ism, and related subjects. Their history should be assessed and studied primarily in an international, not in a local, context. The bibliographical resources, however, which the historian of these sub jects has at his disposal correspond hardly at all to the essentially inter national character of the object of his studies. Since the appearance of the retrospective bibliography of BIG MORE and WYMAN, covering the subject comprehensively up to r88o, the only current bibliography has been the lnternationale Bibliographie des Buck-und Bi bliothekswesens. Covering a representative part of newly published liter ature, it appeared from rgz8, but did not survive the Second World War. More recently, several useful, but limited, bibliographies have appeared.

For the Love of Books

For the Love of Books [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1423652169
Author: Thatcher Wine,Elizabeth Lane
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
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For the Love of Books by Thatcher Wine,Elizabeth Lane Book Resume:

A celebration of the meaning and comfort printed books bring to our homes and lives, from the curation and design experts at Juniper Books. Explore the significance of the home library, embellished with alluring photography and illustrations, in a keepsake worthy of any bibliophile’s collection. For the Love of Books shares the vision of Juniper Books, a business that embraces the roles that books fulfill in our lives and their staying power. It recounts the history of books and private libraries, and champions the resilience of books in the digital era. Dive into the nuances that define books for reading, books for decoration, and books for inspiration. Instructive chapters provide useful details for creating and curating one’s own home library, whether it be a single shelf or multiple rooms each with their own collection. You will never look at your bookshelves the same way again. For the Love of Books is about storytelling beyond the pages of our favorite books. Our books—the ones we choose to keep—tell the story of who we are. They remind us who we once were and who we aspire to be. Thatcher Wine founded Juniper Books in 2001. The company creates custom libraries and has perfected the art of turning books inside out to allow for books to tell stories not just to us, but about us. Working with booklovers, homeowners, and designers, Juniper Books has provided the world with a fresh new approach to the printed book. Thatcher grew up in New York City where his parents owned and operated The Quilted Giraffe, one of the most innovative restaurants in America. Thatcher graduated from Dartmouth College with a degree in history and art history and lives in Boulder, Colorado. Elizabeth Lane is the founder of Quarterlane, a quarterly subscription book service which merged with Juniper Books in 2018. She is also the book buyer for her local independent bookstore, Partners Village Store and Kitchen in Westport, Massachusetts. Prior to working in books, Elizabeth worked in contemporary visual art—in galleries, nonprofit initiatives and museums in New York, Austin, and Chicago. Elizabeth graduated from Davidson College with a degree in art history and received her masters degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

William Blake and the Art of Engraving

William Blake and the Art of Engraving [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1317314263
Author: Mei-Ying Sung
Publisher: Routledge
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William Blake and the Art of Engraving by Mei-Ying Sung Book Resume:

Sung closely examines William Blake’s extant engraved copper plates and arrives at a new interpretation of his working process. Sung suggests that Blake revised and corrected his work more than was previously thought. This belies the Romantic ideal that the acts of conception and execution are simultaneous in the creative process.

The Heroic Life of George Gissing, Part I

The Heroic Life of George Gissing, Part I [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 131730408X
Author: Pierre Coustillas
Publisher: Routledge
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The Heroic Life of George Gissing, Part I by Pierre Coustillas Book Resume:

This ambitious three-volume biography on Gissing examines both his life and writing chronologically and in close detail. Part I covers Gissing’s early life up until his establishment as a writer of moderate critical success.

The Book Collectors

The Book Collectors [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0374720290
Author: Delphine Minoui
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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The Book Collectors by Delphine Minoui Book Resume:

"An urgent and compelling account of great bravery and passion." —Susan Orlean Award-winning journalist Delphine Minoui recounts the true story of a band of young rebels, a besieged Syrian town, and an underground library built from the rubble of war Reading is an act of resistance. Daraya is a town outside Damascus, the very spot where the Syrian Civil War began. Long a site of peaceful resistance to the Assad regimes, Daraya fell under siege in 2012. For four years, no one entered or left, and aid was blocked. Every single day, bombs fell on this place—a place of homes and families, schools and children, now emptied and broken into bits. And then a group searching for survivors stumbled upon a cache of books in the rubble. In a week, they had six thousand volumes; in a month, fifteen thousand. A sanctuary was born: a library where people could escape the blockade, a paper fortress to protect their humanity. The library offered a marvelous range of books—from Arabic poetry to American self-help, Shakespearean plays to stories of war in other times and places. The visitors shared photos and tales of their lives before the war, planned how to build a democracy, and tended the roots of their community despite shell-shocked soil. In the midst of the siege, the journalist Delphine Minoui tracked down one of the library’s founders, twenty-three-year-old Ahmad. Over text messages, WhatsApp, and Facebook, Minoui came to know the young men who gathered in the library, exchanged ideas, learned English, and imagined how to shape the future, even as bombs kept falling from above. By telling their stories, Minoui makes a far-off, complicated war immediate and reveals these young men to be everyday heroes as inspiring as the books they read. The Book Collectors is a testament to their bravery and a celebration of the power of words.

The Unpublishable Memoirs

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Author: A. S. W. Rosenbach
Publisher: Good Press
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"The Unpublishable Memoirs" by A. S. W. Rosenbach. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Thornton and Tully's Scientific Books, Libraries and Collectors

Thornton and Tully's Scientific Books, Libraries and Collectors [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1351878956
Author: Andrew Hunter
Publisher: Routledge
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Thornton and Tully's Scientific Books, Libraries and Collectors by Andrew Hunter Book Resume:

In the 25 years since the last edition of Thornton and Tully’s Scientific Books, Libraries and Collectors was published, scientific publishing has mushroomed, developed new forms, and the academic discipline and popular appreciation of the history of science have grown apace. This fourth edition discusses these changes and ponders the implications of developments in publishing at the end of the twentieth century, while concentrating its gaze upon the dissemination of scientific ideas and knowledge from Antiquity to the industrial age. In this shift of focus it departs from previous editions, and for the first time a chapter on Islamic science is included. Recurrent themes in several of the ten essays in the present volume are the definition of ’science’ itself, and its transmutation by publishing media and the social context. Two essays on the collecting of scientific books provide a counterpoint, and the book is grounded on a rigorous chapter on bibliographies. The timely publication of Scientific Books, Libraries and Collectors comes at the coincidence of the advent of electronic publishing and the millennium, a dramatic moment at which to take stock.

The Workshop and the World: What Ten Thinkers Can Teach Us About Science and Authority

The Workshop and the World: What Ten Thinkers Can Teach Us About Science and Authority [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0393292444
Author: Robert P. Crease
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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The Workshop and the World: What Ten Thinkers Can Teach Us About Science and Authority by Robert P. Crease Book Resume:

A fascinating look at key thinkers throughout history who have shaped public perception of science and the role of authority. When does a scientific discovery become accepted fact? Why have scientific facts become easy to deny? And what can we do about it? In The Workshop and the World, philosopher and science historian Robert P. Crease answers these questions by describing the origins of our scientific infrastructure—the “workshop”—and the role of ten of the world’s greatest thinkers in shaping it. At a time when the Catholic Church assumed total authority, Francis Bacon, Galileo Galilei, and René Descartes were the first to articulate the worldly authority of science, while writers such as Mary Shelley and Auguste Comte told cautionary tales of divorcing science from the humanities. The provocative leaders and thinkers Kemal Atatürk and Hannah Arendt addressed the relationship between the scientific community and the public in in times of deep distrust. As today’s politicians and government officials increasingly accuse scientists of dishonesty, conspiracy, and even hoaxes, engaged citizens can’t help but wonder how we got to this level of distrust and how we can emerge from it. This book tells dramatic stories of individuals who confronted fierce opposition—and sometimes risked their lives—in describing the proper authority of science, and it examines how ignorance and misuse of science constitute the preeminent threat to human life and culture. An essential, timely exploration of what it means to practice science for the common good as well as the danger of political action divorced from science, The Workshop and the World helps us understand both the origins of our current moment of great anti-science rhetoric and what we can do to help keep the modern world from falling apart.

Chinese Jade Throughout Ages

Chinese Jade Throughout Ages [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1462909663
Author: Stanley Charles Nott
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
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Chinese Jade Throughout Ages by Stanley Charles Nott Book Resume:

This classic guide to Chinese jade is of great interest to art collectors and casual readers alike. First published in 1936 and since then a collector's item of increasing rarity, Chinese Jade Throughout the Ages comprises a review of the characteristics, decorations, folklore, and symbolism of this esteemed mineral that has always held a proud place among gems of the world. The book presents a full descriptive account of the significance and meaning of the carvings produced in this prize stone by Chinese craftsmen from the earliest times, through the Chou and succeeding dynasties, down to the twentieth century. The text is illustrated with a magnificent series of more than 350 reproductions in color, black and white, and line drawings of choice pieces selected from the chief Asian, European, and American collections. In addition the Chinese art history book explains no only the wealth of symbolic designs used in the decoration of jade but also a large number of the marks and devices by which collectors identify the origin and the date of valued pieces.

Book Collecting: A Guide for Amateurs

Book Collecting: A Guide for Amateurs [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1465544712
Author: John Carter
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
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International Companion Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

International Companion Encyclopedia of Children's Literature [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1134879946
Author: Peter Hunt
Publisher: Routledge
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International Companion Encyclopedia of Children's Literature by Peter Hunt Book Resume:

The International Companion Encyclopedia answers these questions and provides comprehensive coverage of children's literature from a wide range of perspectives. Over 80 substantial essays by world experts include Iona Opie on the oral tradition, Gillian Avery on family stories and Michael Rosen on audio, TV and other media. The Companion covers a broad range of topics, from the fairy tale to critical theory, from the classics to comics. Structure The Companion is divided into five sections: 1) Theory and Critical Approaches 2) Types and Genres 3) The Context of Children's Literature 4) Applications of Children's Literature 5) The World of Children's Literature Each essay is followed by references and suggestions for further reading. The volume is fully indexed.

Collecting the New Naturalists (Collins New Naturalist Library)

Collecting the New Naturalists (Collins New Naturalist Library) [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0007413467
Author: Tim Bernhard,Timothy Loe
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
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Collecting the New Naturalists (Collins New Naturalist Library) by Tim Bernhard,Timothy Loe Book Resume:

Recommended for viewing on a colour tablet. The Collins New Naturalist series is the longest-running and arguably the most influential natural history series in the world with over 120 volumes published in nearly 70 years.

Butterflies (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 1)

Butterflies (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 1) [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0007406010
Author: E. B. Ford
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
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Butterflies (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 1) by E. B. Ford Book Resume:

A scientific study that keeps in mind the needs of butterfly collectors and of all those who love the country in the hope that it may increase their pleasure by widening the scope of their interests. This edition is exclusive to newnaturalists.com

Credit and Collections

Credit and Collections [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1443846287
Author: Michelle Dunn
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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Credit and Collections by Michelle Dunn Book Resume:

The credit crisis, high fuel costs, job losses, bankruptcies, foreclosures and the failing economy are all contributing to factories closing, job loss and business owners going out of business because they can’t get paid. Learn how to take specific steps and use positive action to streamline and maximize your credit management policies. This book, Credit and Collections: A Business Perspective, is for businesses that have past due customers and need help collecting from them. It is for businesses who want to check their customer’s credit to limit credit risk and avoid bad debt. Things that have worked in the past are no longer working; everybody’s credit has changed, everyone’s job situation has changed, people have lost their homes due to the economy or weather and the flow of our business cash has taken a hit. Credit and Collections: A Business Perspective will help anyone who has customers that owe them money and will give them specific steps and actions they can take to make effective collection calls that work. This book will show you how to check a customer’s credit and determine their credit worthiness before you extend credit to someone who may not be able to pay you. With this book you can protect your business and your bottom line by protecting your most important asset, your cash flow.

Polymath of the Baroque

Polymath of the Baroque [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0195348273
Author: Colin Timms
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Polymath of the Baroque by Colin Timms Book Resume:

This is the first book to consider all aspects of the life of Agostino Steffani (1654-1728), a composer, diplomat, and bishop. A remarkable figure of the late 17th and early 18th century Europe, Steffani began his career as a composer, musician, and courtier, but his accomplishments brought him high-level positions in the courts of Germany and the Catholic Church. Throughout his diplomatic and ecclesiatical career, Steffani continued to compose chamber music, vocal chamber music, operas, and sacred music--works which inspired Handel and other Baroque composers.

The Book Of The Damned

The Book Of The Damned [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 3849641783
Author: Charles Fort
Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
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The Book Of The Damned by Charles Fort Book Resume:

"The Book of the Damned" reminds one of Harnack's characterization of the Gnostic work "Pistis Sophia" as "dedicated to the propaganda of systematic idiocy." Mr. Charles Fort, with a zeal worthy of a scientist, has spent a life-time collecting newspaper stories of bodies that have fallen from the sky, such as hailstones as big as elephants, red, black, and green rains, butter, calves, putrid substances, and the like. He admits that observers have sometimes tried to explain these phenomena on known laws, as when Dr. Hitchcock examined a putrid substance alleged to have fallen from the sky at Amherst, and declared it to be a fungus, but Mr. Fort knows that the things dropped from the sky are messages from another world. He presents evidence that has hitherto been ignored or distorted by scientists pointing to the proof of life in other planets and of communication between them and this earth.

Rare Books Uncovered

Rare Books Uncovered [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1627888233
Author: Rebecca Rego Barry
Publisher: Voyageur Press
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Rare Books Uncovered by Rebecca Rego Barry Book Resume:

Feed your inner bibliophile with this volume on unearthed rare and antiquarian books. Few collectors are as passionate or as dogged in the pursuit of their quarry as collectors of rare books. In Rare Books Uncovered, expert on rare and antiquarian books Rebecca Rego Barry recounts the stories of remarkable discoveries from the world of book collecting. Read about the family whose discovery in their attic of a copy of Action Comics No. 1--the first appearance of Superman-saved their home from foreclosure. Or the Salt Lake City bookseller who volunteered for a local fundraiser--and came across a 500-year-old copy of the Nuremberg Chronicle. Or the collector who, while browsing his local thrift shop, found a collectible copy of Calvary in China--inscribed by the author to the collector's grandfather. These tales and many others will entertain and inspire casual collectors and hardcore bibliomaniacs alike.

Recent Studies Indicate

Recent Studies Indicate [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1477318704
Author: Sarah Bird
Publisher: University of Texas Press
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Recent Studies Indicate by Sarah Bird Book Resume:

When Sarah Bird arrived in Austin in 1973 in pursuit of a boyfriend who was “hotter than lava,” she found an abundance of inspiration for storytelling (her sweetheart left her for Scientology, but she got to taste a morsel of Lynda Bird Johnson’s poorly preserved wedding cake as a temp worker at the LBJ Library). Sarah Bird went on to write ten acclaimed novels and contribute hundreds of articles to publications coast to coast, developing a signature voice that combines laser-sharp insight with irreverent, wickedly funny prose in the tradition of Molly Ivins and Nora Ephron Now collecting forty of Bird’s best nonfiction pieces, from publications that range from Texas Monthly to the New York Times and others, Recent Studies Indicate presents some of Bird’s earliest work, including a prescient 1976 profile of a transgender woman, along with recent calls to political action, such as her 2017 speech at a benefit for Annie’s List. Whether Bird is hanging out with socialites and sanitation workers or paying homage to her army-nurse mom, her collection brings a poignant perspective to the experience of being a woman, a feminist, a mother, and a Texan—and a writer with countless, spectacular true tales to tell us.