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The Resource You could look it up : the reference shelf from ancient Babylon to Wikipedia, Jack Lynch

You could look it up : the reference shelf from ancient Babylon to Wikipedia, Jack Lynch

Label
You could look it up : the reference shelf from ancient Babylon to Wikipedia
Title
You could look it up
Title remainder
the reference shelf from ancient Babylon to Wikipedia
Statement of responsibility
Jack Lynch
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Today we think of Wikipedia as the source of all information, the ultimate reference. Yet it is just the latest in a long line of aggregated knowledge -- reference works that have shaped the way we've seen the world for centuries. You Could Look It Up chronicles the captivating stories behind these great works and their contents, and the way they have influenced each other. From The Code of Hammurabi, the earliest known compendium of laws in ancient Babylon almost two millennia before Christ to Pliny's Natural History; from the 11th-century Domesday Book recording land holdings in England to Abraham Ortelius's first atlas of the world; from Samuel Johnson's A Dictionary of the English Language to The Whole Earth Catalog to Google, Jack Lynch illuminates the human stories and accomplishment behind each, as well as its enduring impact on civilization. In the process, he offers new insight into the value of knowledge
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Lynch, Jack
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Reference books
  • Encyclopedias and dictionaries
Target audience
adult
Label
You could look it up : the reference shelf from ancient Babylon to Wikipedia, Jack Lynch
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Control code
p225752916
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
453 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780802777522
Media category
unmediated
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits (some colour), facsimiles (some colour)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) p225752916
  • (Sirsi) p225752916
Label
You could look it up : the reference shelf from ancient Babylon to Wikipedia, Jack Lynch
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Control code
p225752916
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
453 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780802777522
Media category
unmediated
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits (some colour), facsimiles (some colour)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) p225752916
  • (Sirsi) p225752916

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