Notable Women Of China

Author: Barbara Bennett Peterson
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317463722
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The collaborative effort of nearly 100 China scholars from around the world, this unique one-volume reference provides 89 in-depth biographies of important Chinese women from the fifth century B.C.E to the early twentieth century.

The Book A Cover To Cover Exploration Of The Most Powerful Object Of Our Time

Author: Keith Houston
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393244806
Size: 17,84 MB
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“Everybody who has ever read a book will benefit from the way Keith Houston explores the most powerful object of our time. And everybody who has read it will agree that reports of the book’s death have been greatly exaggerated.”—Erik Spiekermann, typographer We may love books, but do we know what lies behind them? In The Book, Keith Houston reveals that the paper, ink, thread, glue, and board from which a book is made tell as rich a story as the words on its pages—of civilizations, empires, human ingenuity, and madness. In an invitingly tactile history of this 2,000-year-old medium, Houston follows the development of writing, printing, the art of illustrations, and binding to show how we have moved from cuneiform tablets and papyrus scrolls to the hardcovers and paperbacks of today. Sure to delight book lovers of all stripes with its lush, full-color illustrations, The Book gives us the momentous and surprising history behind humanity’s most important—and universal—information technology.

Library Journal

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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

Manifesting Originality

Author: Erin Aitali
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Choice Books For College Libraries

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The Asian Civilisations Museum A Z Guide To Its Collections

Author: Asian Civilisations Museum (Singapore)
Editor: Asian Civilisation Museum
ISBN:
Size: 16,61 MB
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This guide contains highlights of the collection of the Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore, from some 5,000 years of history in Asia. Categories include fine art, ethnography, archaeology, and living traditions such as the performing arts.

Forthcoming Books

Author: Rose Arny
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History Of Sports In China

Author: Zhi Dao
Editor: DeepLogic
ISBN:
Size: 19,53 MB
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The book provides highlights on the key concepts and trends of evolution in History of Sports in China, as one of the series of books of “China Classified Histories”.

Books In Print

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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

Cannabis

Author: Robert Clarke
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520954572
Size: 18,15 MB
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Cannabis: Evolution and Ethnobotany is a comprehensive, interdisciplinary exploration of the natural origins and early evolution of this famous plant, highlighting its historic role in the development of human societies. Cannabis has long been prized for the strong and durable fiber in its stalks, its edible and oil-rich seeds, and the psychoactive and medicinal compounds produced by its female flowers. The culturally valuable and often irreplaceable goods derived from cannabis deeply influenced the commercial, medical, ritual, and religious practices of cultures throughout the ages, and human desire for these commodities directed the evolution of the plant toward its contemporary varieties. As interest in cannabis grows and public debate over its many uses rises, this book will help us understand why humanity continues to rely on this plant and adapts it to suit our needs.