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Reinventing Knowledge: From Alexandria to the Internet
Reinventing Knowledge: From Alexandria to the Internet

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Manufacturer: W. W. Norton & Company
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Author(s): Ian F. McNeely

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Binding: Paperback
EAN: 9780393337716
Edition: 1
ISBN: 0393337715
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Label: W. W. Norton & Company
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Manufacturer: W. W. Norton & Company
MPN: 6 illustrations
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 352
Publication Date: 2009-09-08
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date: 2009-09-08
Studio: W. W. Norton & Company
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“It has the power to wrench familiar aspects of history into new and surprising shapes.”―Laura Miller, Salon

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. 6 illustrations
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