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The Book on the Bookshelf
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The Book on the Bookshelf
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The Book on the Bookshelf

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An interesting look at the making and storing of books. Most of us take for granted that books sit vertically on our shelves with the spines facing out, but Henry Petroski, inveterately curious engineer, didn't. As a result, readers are guided along the astonishing evolution from papyrus scrolls boxed at Alexandria to upright books shelved at the Library of Congress. Thoroughly researched and filled with charming anecdotes, The Book on the Bookshelf is indispensable for anyone who loves books. Petroski, Henry, copyright 1999, 2000. ISBN: 0-375-70639-9. Paper, 290 pages.


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