The Story of Libraries
From the Invention of Writing to the Computer AgeBook - 2009
This work describes the crucial role libraries played in ancient Egypt, Han-dynasty China, the ancient Western Classical world (the great library of Alexandria, which was lost to us in stages over many years), the Baghdad of Harun-al-Rashid, and medieval and Renaissance Europe. It continues with the libraries of colonial America, the Library of Congress, university libraries, and today's large public library system.
Publisher: New York : Continuum, 2009.
Edition: 2nd ed.
Characteristics: x, 249 p.,  p. of plates : ill. ; 23 cm.