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The pharaoh's treasure : the origin of paper and the rise of Western civilization, John Gaudet

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The pharaoh's treasure : the origin of paper and the rise of Western civilization
Title
The pharaoh's treasure
Title remainder
the origin of paper and the rise of Western civilization
Statement of responsibility
John Gaudet
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
For our entire history, humans have always searched for new ways to share information. This innate compulsion led to the origin of writing on the rock walls of caves and coffin lids or carving on tablets. But it was with the advent of papyrus paper when the ability to record and transmit information exploded, allowing for an exchanging of ideas from the banks of the Nile throughout the Mediterranean--and the civilized world--for the first time in human history. In The Pharaoh's Treasure, John Gaudet looks at this pivotal transition to papyrus paper, which would become the most commonly used information medium in the world for more than 4,000 years. Far from fragile, papyrus paper is an especially durable writing surface; papyrus books and documents in ancient and medieval times had a usable life of hundreds of years, and this durability has allowed items like the famous Nag Hammadi codices from the third and fourth century to survive. The story of this material that was prized by both scholars and kings reveals how papyrus paper is more than a relic of our ancient past, but a key to understanding how ideas and information shaped humanity in the ancient and early modern world
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YDX
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Gaudet, John J.,
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Paper
  • Papermaking
  • Manuscripts (Papyri)
Label
The pharaoh's treasure : the origin of paper and the rise of Western civilization, John Gaudet
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books cloth edition.
Extent
xxi, 356 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781681778532
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
System control number
  • on1023547500
  • (OCoLC)1023547500
  • 2409937
Label
The pharaoh's treasure : the origin of paper and the rise of Western civilization, John Gaudet
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books cloth edition.
Extent
xxi, 356 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781681778532
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
System control number
  • on1023547500
  • (OCoLC)1023547500
  • 2409937

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