You Could Look It Up: The Reference Shelf From Ancient Babylon to Wikipedia ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Jack Lynch

You Could Look It Up: The Reference Shelf From Ancient Babylon to Wikipedia

Bloomsbury Press
Publication date: February 2016
ISBN: 9780802777942
Digital Book format: ePub (Adobe DRM)

Buy ePub

List price:
$19.99
Our price:
$16.99

You save: $3.00 (15%)
"Knowledge is of two kinds," said Samuel Johnson in 1775. "We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it." 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.
Please sign in to review this product.
Devices:
You Could Look It Up: The Reference Shelf From Ancient Babylon to Wikipedia ePub (Adobe DRM) can be read on any device that can open ePub (Adobe DRM) files.

File Size:
2472 Kb
Language:
ENG
Copy From Text:
Disabled.
Printing:
Disabled.
Other books by Jack Lynch
Deception and Detection in Eighteenth-Century Britain ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Jack Lynch
Deception and Detection in Eighteenth-Century Britain
Jack Lynch
Routledge, December 2016
ISBN: 9780754665281
Format: ePub, PDF
List Price: $54.95 Our price: $50.99
The Lexicographer's Dilemma: The Evolution of 'Proper' English, from Shakespeare to South Park ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Jack Lynch
The Lexicographer's Dilemma
Jack Lynch
Walker Books, November 2009
ISBN: 9780802717009
Format: ePub
List Price: $11.99 Our price: $9.99
Becoming Shakespeare: The Unlikely Afterlife That Turned a Provincial Playwright into the Bard ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Jack Lynch
Becoming Shakespeare
Jack Lynch
Walker Books, May 2009
ISBN: 9780802715661
Format: ePub
List Price: $10.99 Our price: $8.99
Samuel Johnson's Insults: A Compendium of Snubs, Sneers, Slights and Effronteries from the Eighteenth Century Master ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Jack Lynch
Samuel Johnson's Insults
Jack Lynch
Walker Books, May 2009
ISBN: 9780802777324
Format: ePub
List Price: $6.99 Our price: $5.99