You Could Look It up

You Could Look It up

The Reference Shelf From Ancient Babylon to Wikipedia

Book - 2016
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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 stories behind these great works and their contents, and the way they have influenced each other. Jack Lynch illuminates the human stories behind these great works, as well as their enduring impact on civilization. In the process, he offers new insight into the value of knowledge.
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury, 2016
Characteristics: 453 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780802777522
Call Number: 028.7 LYNCH


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ser_library Jul 14, 2016

interesting, informative and enjoyable for librarians and all who are interested in "information"


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