Paper: Paging Through History

05/25/2016

If you are interested in the history of paper and its major influence on society and civilization, you may be interested in this book by Mark Kurlansky

If you are interested in the history of paper and its major influence on society and civilization, you may be interested in this book by Mark Kurlansky who has also written wide-­ranging histories of cod and salt.    For more details we encourage you to read the book review by Anthony Grafton (link below).  In Grafton’s words “paper holds the world together” and “…it’s not going away anytime soon.”

Kurlansky’s book covers the incredible history of papermaking and its influence in shaping history.  Even in the digital age, he shows that paper is finding new uses — artists are working creatively with it as never before.  He reminds us that the book industry is now looking pretty healthy, especially as new technologies produce them more quickly and cheaply than ever.

For more, see:

New York Times Book Review by Anthony Grafton

PAPER: Paging Through History