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On Paper

Author : Nicholas A. Basbanes
ISBN : 9780385350440
Genre : History
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A Best Book of the Year: Mother Jones • Bloomberg News • National Post • Kirkus In these pages, Nicholas Basbanes—the consummate bibliophile’s bibliophile—shows how paper has been civilization’s constant companion. It preserves our history and gives record to our very finest literary, cultural, and scientific accomplishments. Since its invention in China nearly two millennia ago, the technology of paper has spread throughout the inhabited world. With deep knowledge and care, Basbanes traces paper’s trail from the earliest handmade sheets to the modern-day mills. Paper, yoked to politics, has played a crucial role in the unfolding of landmark events, from the American Revolution to Daniel Ellsberg’s Pentagon Papers to the aftermath of 9/11. Without paper, modern hygienic practice would be unimaginable; as currency, people will do almost anything to possess it; and, as a tool of expression, it is inextricable from human culture. Lavishly researched, compellingly written, this masterful guide illuminates paper’s endless possibilities.

Dead Tree Media

Author : Michael Stamm
ISBN : 9781421426051
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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For those seeking to understand the travails of the contemporary newspaper business, Dead Tree Media is essential reading.

Paper Dolls

Author : Katherine H. Adams
ISBN : 9781476669687
Genre : History
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 Paper dolls might seem the height of simplicity--quaint but simple toys, nothing more. But through the centuries paper figures have reflected religious and political beliefs, notions of woman�hood, motherhood and family, the dictates of fashion, approaches to education, individual self-image and self-esteem, and ideas about death. This book examines paper dolls and their symbolism--from icons made by priests in ancient China to printable Kim Kardashians on the Internet--to show how these ephemeral objects have an enduring and sometimes surprising presence in history and culture.

The Pharaoh S Treasure The Origin Of Paper And The Rise Of Western Civilization

Author : John Gaudet
ISBN : 9781681779188
Genre : History
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A thought-provoking history of papyrus paper—from its origins in Egypt to its spread throughout the world—revealing how it helped usher in a new era of human history. 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.

Marketing Communications

Author : Geraldine Bell
ISBN : 9781910158968
Genre : Business & Economics
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Marketing Communications is a must have text that acknowledges the most important task faced by any marketing communications practitioner is to identify and select an optimum promotions mix to help achieve an organisation’s business objectives.

Studies In Intelligence

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105214547700
Genre : Intelligence service
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The Lamppost Diary

Author : Agop J. Hacikyan
ISBN : 9781846591174
Genre : Fiction
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For young Tomas, nothing in Istanbul is certain, except for the lamppost that he touches every day for luck on his way to school. World War Two rages, the spectre of the Armenian genocide haunts his parents and he is unsure of the affections of his neighbour Anya, the daughter of White Russian émigrés. Anywa and Tomas fall in love. Ten years on, Anya is in the United States studying medicine while Tomas tries to scrape together enough money to join her. He becomes the editor of a new literary magazine, and things seem to be going his way until one of his writers is brutally murdered, apparently because of a story Tomas has published. Can Tomas flee the country and rejoin Anya before getting caught up in the murder investigation?

Books Tales And Vernacular Culture

Author : Glen Dudbridge
ISBN : 9789004147706
Genre : Social Science
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Fourteen research papers on traditional China. They form three groups, each mixing discursive pieces with more technical research: books and publishing; medieval narrative and culture; vernacular culture. Fundamentally these studies develop a more open way of reading China's traditional narrative literature.

The Dangerous Act Of Worship

Author : Mark Labberton
ISBN : 9780830834143
Genre : Religion
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Shows readers how to move beyond safe worship to authentic worship that pursues justice and seeks righteousness in caring for the poor and oppressed.

Delphi Works Of Edith Wharton Illustrated

Author : Edith Wharton
ISBN : 9781908909336
Genre : Fiction
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The Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edith Wharton created a diverse body of works, featuring innovative novels, short stories, poetry and non-fiction, demonstrating her inimitable wit and psychological insight. This comprehensive eBook offers readers the most complete edition of Wharton’s works possible in the US, with rare works, numerous images and the usual Delphi bonus material. Features: * the most complete collection possible for US readers * illustrated with many images relating to Wharton’s life and works * annotated with concise introductions to the novels, novellas and other works * 10 novels each with contents tables * images of how the novels first appeared, giving your EReader a taste of the original texts * ALL the pre-1923 short story collections, with RARE uncollected tales available nowhere else * separate chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the short stories – find that special story easily! * the war novella THE MARNE, first time in digital print * EVEN includes Wharton’s rare non-fiction texts, including THE DECORATION OF HOUSES, her groundbreaking manual on interior design – fully illustrated * ALSO includes Wharton’s European and African travel books, with numerous original illustrations * includes Wharton’s play THE JOY OF LIVING, translated from German * features the complete poetry, with rare poems available for the first time in digital print * scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres, allowing easy navigation around Wharton’s immense oeuvre Please note: we aim to provide the most comprehensive author collections available to eReader readers. To comply with US copyright restrictions, 8 novels, 4 novellas, six short story collections and Wharton’s autobiography are not in this US version. Once later works enter the US public domain, they will be added to the eBook as a free update. Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse our other titles The Novels THE VALLEY OF DECISION SANCTUARY THE HOUSE OF MIRTH THE FRUIT OF THE TREE ETHAN FROME THE REEF THE CUSTOM OF THE COUNTRY SUMMER THE AGE OF INNOCENCE THE GLIMPSES OF THE MOON The Novellas THE TOUCHSTONE MADAME DE TREYMES THE MARNE The Short Story Collections THE GREATER INCLINATION CRUCIAL INSTANCES THE DESCENT OF MAN AND OTHER STORIES THE HERMIT AND THE WILD WOMAN AND OTHER STORIES TALES OF MEN AND GHOSTS UNCOLLECTED EARLY SHORT STORIES XINGU AND OTHER STORIES The Short Stories LIST OF STORIES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER LIST OF STORIES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER The Play THE JOY OF LIVING The Poetry ARTEMIS TO ACTAEON AND OTHER VERSES UNCOLLECTED POETRY ALPHABETICAL LIST OF THE COMPLETE POEMS The Non-Fiction THE DECORATION OF HOUSES ITALIAN VILLAS AND THEIR GARDENS ITALIAN BACKGROUNDS A MOTOR-FLIGHT THROUGH FRANCE FRANCE, FROM DUNKERQUE TO BELFORT FRENCH WAYS AND THEIR MEANING IN MOROCCO * * * * Visit www.delphiclassics.com for more information and our other Great Writers collections!

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