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Reinventing Knowledge

From Alexandria to the Internet
  • By Ian F. McNeely
  • By Lisa Wolverton
$17.99
($22.95)
Here is an intellectual extravaganza, a dazzling history of the key institutions that have shaped and channeled knowledge in the West from the classical period to the present. Fashioned with elegance and wit, this exhilarating survey carries us through the pivotal points of institutional change and cultural transformation. It is full of memorable characters, from the flamboyant founder of the great library at Alexandria and the arrogant medieval logician Peter Abelard to the dashing global adventurer von Humboldt. In its compact history we find the perfect context for understanding the vast changes we are experiencing now in the landscape of knowledge.

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    Product Specs
    • SKU: 9780393337716
    • Manufacturer: W W Norton & Co
    • Language of Text: English
    • ISBN 13: 9780393337716
    • Publication Date: 09/01/2009
    • Format: Paperback
    • Author: Ian F. McNeely
    • Author: Lisa Wolverton
    • Page Count: 318
    • Width: 5.32 inches
    • Height: 0.85 inches
    • Length: 8.44 inches
    • Weight: 0.61 pounds
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