Gloucester: Sawyer Free Library


On paper : the everything of its two-thousand-year history / Nicholas A. Basbanes.


  • ISBN: 9780307266422 (hbk.)
  • ISBN: 0307266427 (hbk.)
  • Description: xvi, 430 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2013.

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Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 403-410) and index.
Contents Note: Common bond -- Goddess by the stream -- Road trip -- Rags to riches -- The sound of money -- One and done -- Fiery consequences -- Papers, please -- Hard copy -- Metamorphosis -- Face value -- On paper -- Things unknown -- The drawing board -- Sleight of hand -- In the mold -- At the crossroads -- Elegy in fragments.
Summary: A consideration of all things paper--the invention that revolutionized human civilization; its thousand-fold uses (and misuses); its sweeping influence on society; its makers, shapers, collectors, and pulpers--by the admired cultural historian.
Subject: Paper > History.
Papermaking > History.
Paper industry > History.