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Nicholas A. Basbanes, On Paper

· 23 April 2014 |  by Janantoon
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Nicholas A. Basbanes, On PaperOn Paper
The Everything of its two-thousand-year history

Nicholas A. Basbanes


taal: Engels
gepubliceerd door: Knopf
eerste editie: 2013
bindwijze: gebonden
isbn: 9780307266422
pagina’s: 430

verworven via: Het paard van Troje, Gent

As the self-confessed bibliophiliac Nicholas Basbanes points out in his natty, bright, and good-humored On Paper: The Everything of Its Two-Thousand-Year History, paper has been the mode of choice to transport information — personal letters, last wills and testaments, transit documents, court summons — for century upon century, and is still the go-to substance when, as a government worker, soldier, or journalist, there is need to “cover your ass with paper” — though there’s always a risk that same paper trail will burn its way back to you, and your backside.

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