The Book A Cover to Cover Exploration of the Most Powerful Object of Our Time

The Book  A Cover to Cover Exploration of the Most Powerful Object of Our Time
Author: Keith Houston
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2016-08-22
ISBN 10: 0393244806
ISBN 13: 9780393244809
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book A Cover to Cover Exploration of the Most Powerful Object of Our Time Book Review:

“Everybody who has ever read a book will benefit from the way Keith Houston explores the most powerful object of our time. And everybody who has read it will agree that reports of the book’s death have been greatly exaggerated.”—Erik Spiekermann, typographer We may love books, but do we know what lies behind them? In The Book, Keith Houston reveals that the paper, ink, thread, glue, and board from which a book is made tell as rich a story as the words on its pages—of civilizations, empires, human ingenuity, and madness. In an invitingly tactile history of this 2,000-year-old medium, Houston follows the development of writing, printing, the art of illustrations, and binding to show how we have moved from cuneiform tablets and papyrus scrolls to the hardcovers and paperbacks of today. Sure to delight book lovers of all stripes with its lush, full-color illustrations, The Book gives us the momentous and surprising history behind humanity’s most important—and universal—information technology.

Victims of the Book

Victims of the Book
Author: Francois Proulx
Publsiher: University of Toronto Press
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2019-11-04
ISBN 10: 1487532180
ISBN 13: 9781487532185
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Victims of the Book Book Review:

Victims of the Book uncovers a long-neglected but once widespread subgenre: the fin-de-siècle novel of formation in France. Novels about and geared toward adolescent male readers were imbued with a deep worry over young Frenchmen’s masculinity, as evidenced by titles like Crise de jeunesse (Youth in Crisis, 1897), La Crise virile (Crisis of Virility, 1898), La Vie stérile (A Sterile Life, 1892), and La Mortelle Impuissance (Deadly Impotence, 1903). In this book, François Proulx examines a wide panorama of these novels, many of which have rarely been studied, as well as polemical essays, pedagogical articles, and medical treatises on the perceived threats posed by young Frenchmen’s reading habits. Against this cultural backdrop, he illuminates all that was at stake in representations of the male reader by prominent novelists of the period, including Jules Vallès, Paul Bourget, Maurice Barrès, André Gide, and Marcel Proust. In the final decades of the nineteenth century, social commentators insistently characterized excessive reading as an emasculating illness that afflicted French youth. Fin-de-siècle writers responded to this pathologization of reading with a profusion of novels addressed to young male readers, paradoxically proposing their own novels as potential cures. In the early twentieth century, this corpus was critically revisited by a new generation of writers. Victims of the Book shows how Gide and Proust in particular reworked the fin-de-siècle paradox to subvert cultural norms about literature and masculinity, proposing instead a queer pact between writer and reader.

The Book

The Book
Author: Amaranth Borsuk
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2018-05-04
ISBN 10: 0262346893
ISBN 13: 9780262346894
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book Book Review:

The book as object, as content, as idea, as interface. What is the book in a digital age? Is it a physical object containing pages encased in covers? Is it a portable device that gives us access to entire libraries? The codex, the book as bound paper sheets, emerged around 150 CE. It was preceded by clay tablets and papyrus scrolls. Are those books? In this volume in the MIT Press Essential Knowledge series, Amaranth Borsuk considers the history of the book, the future of the book, and the idea of the book. Tracing the interrelationship of form and content in the book's development, she bridges book history, book arts, and electronic literature to expand our definition of an object we thought we knew intimately. Contrary to the many reports of its death (which has been blamed at various times on newspapers, television, and e-readers), the book is alive. Despite nostalgic paeans to the codex and its printed pages, Borsuk reminds us, the term “book” commonly refers to both medium and content. And the medium has proved to be malleable. Rather than pinning our notion of the book to a single form, Borsuk argues, we should remember its long history of transformation. Considering the book as object, content, idea, and interface, she shows that the physical form of the book has always been the site of experimentation and play. Rather than creating a false dichotomy between print and digital media, we should appreciate their continuities.

Drawdown

Drawdown
Author: Paul Hawken
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2017-04-18
ISBN 10: 1524704652
ISBN 13: 9781524704650
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Drawdown Book Review:

• New York Times bestseller • The 100 most substantive solutions to reverse global warming, based on meticulous research by leading scientists and policymakers around the world “At this point in time, the Drawdown book is exactly what is needed; a credible, conservative solution-by-solution narrative that we can do it. Reading it is an effective inoculation against the widespread perception of doom that humanity cannot and will not solve the climate crisis. Reported by-effects include increased determination and a sense of grounded hope.” —Per Espen Stoknes, Author, What We Think About When We Try Not To Think About Global Warming “There’s been no real way for ordinary people to get an understanding of what they can do and what impact it can have. There remains no single, comprehensive, reliable compendium of carbon-reduction solutions across sectors. At least until now. . . . The public is hungry for this kind of practical wisdom.” —David Roberts, Vox “This is the ideal environmental sciences textbook—only it is too interesting and inspiring to be called a textbook.” —Peter Kareiva, Director of the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, UCLA In the face of widespread fear and apathy, an international coalition of researchers, professionals, and scientists have come together to offer a set of realistic and bold solutions to climate change. One hundred techniques and practices are described here—some are well known; some you may have never heard of. They range from clean energy to educating girls in lower-income countries to land use practices that pull carbon out of the air. The solutions exist, are economically viable, and communities throughout the world are currently enacting them with skill and determination. If deployed collectively on a global scale over the next thirty years, they represent a credible path forward, not just to slow the earth’s warming but to reach drawdown, that point in time when greenhouse gases in the atmosphere peak and begin to decline. These measures promise cascading benefits to human health, security, prosperity, and well-being—giving us every reason to see this planetary crisis as an opportunity to create a just and livable world.

The Rust Programming Language Covers Rust 2018

The Rust Programming Language  Covers Rust 2018
Author: Steve Klabnik,Carol Nichols
Publsiher: No Starch Press
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2019-09-03
ISBN 10: 1718500459
ISBN 13: 9781718500457
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rust Programming Language Covers Rust 2018 Book Review:

The official book on the Rust programming language, written by the Rust development team at the Mozilla Foundation, fully updated for Rust 2018. The Rust Programming Language is the official book on Rust: an open source systems programming language that helps you write faster, more reliable software. Rust offers control over low-level details (such as memory usage) in combination with high-level ergonomics, eliminating the hassle traditionally associated with low-level languages. The authors of The Rust Programming Language, members of the Rust Core Team, share their knowledge and experience to show you how to take full advantage of Rust's features--from installation to creating robust and scalable programs. You'll begin with basics like creating functions, choosing data types, and binding variables and then move on to more advanced concepts, such as: • Ownership and borrowing, lifetimes, and traits • Using Rust's memory safety guarantees to build fast, safe programs • Testing, error handling, and effective refactoring • Generics, smart pointers, multithreading, trait objects, and advanced pattern matching • Using Cargo, Rust's built-in package manager, to build, test, and document your code and manage dependencies • How best to use Rust's advanced compiler with compiler-led programming techniques You'll find plenty of code examples throughout the book, as well as three chapters dedicated to building complete projects to test your learning: a number guessing game, a Rust implementation of a command line tool, and a multithreaded server. New to this edition: An extended section on Rust macros, an expanded chapter on modules, and appendixes on Rust development tools and editions.

The Book

The Book
Author: Nicole Howard
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 171
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9780313330285
ISBN 13: 031333028X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book Book Review:

Introduces the history of the book, beginning with papyrus in ancient Egypt, through the development of the printing press, to current computer-based technologies, including its influence on societies and cultures around the world.

The Book

The Book
Author: Michael F. Suarez, S.J.,H. R. Woudhuysen
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 748
Release: 2013-10
ISBN 10: 019967941X
ISBN 13: 9780199679416
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book Book Review:

"This volume seeks to delineate the history of the production, dissemination, and reception of texts from the earliest pictograms of the mid-4th millennium to recent developments in electronic books."--P. xi.

The Nature of the Book

The Nature of the Book
Author: Adrian Johns
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 776
Release: 2009-05-15
ISBN 10: 0226401235
ISBN 13: 9780226401232
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Nature of the Book Book Review:

In The Nature of the Book, a tour de force of cultural history, Adrian Johns constructs an entirely original and vivid picture of print culture and its many arenas—commercial, intellectual, political, and individual. "A compelling exposition of how authors, printers, booksellers and readers competed for power over the printed page. . . . The richness of Mr. Johns's book lies in the splendid detail he has collected to describe the world of books in the first two centuries after the printing press arrived in England."—Alberto Manguel, Washington Times "[A] mammoth and stimulating account of the place of print in the history of knowledge. . . . Johns has written a tremendously learned primer."—D. Graham Burnett, New Republic "A detailed, engrossing, and genuinely eye-opening account of the formative stages of the print culture. . . . This is scholarship at its best."—Merle Rubin, Christian Science Monitor "The most lucid and persuasive account of the new kind of knowledge produced by print. . . . A work to rank alongside McLuhan."—John Sutherland, The Independent "Entertainingly written. . . . The most comprehensive account available . . . well documented and engaging."—Ian Maclean, Times Literary Supplement

The Coming of the Book

The Coming of the Book
Author: Lucien Febvre,Henri-Jean Martin
Publsiher: Verso
Total Pages: 378
Release: 1997
ISBN 10: 9781859841082
ISBN 13: 1859841082
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Coming of the Book Book Review:

Books, and the printed word more generally, are aspects of modern life that are all too often taken for granted. Yet the emergence of the book was a process of immense historical importance and heralded the dawning of the epoch of modernity. In this much praised history of that process, Lucien Febvre and Henri-Jean Martin mesh together economic and technological history, sociology and anthropology, as well as the study of modes of consciousness, to root the development of the printed word in the changing social relations and ideological struggles of Western Europe.

The Book of Tempeh

The Book of Tempeh
Author: William Shurtleff,Akiko Aoyagi
Publsiher: Soyinfo Center
Total Pages: 245
Release: 1979
ISBN 10: 9780060140090
ISBN 13: 0060140097
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book of Tempeh Book Review:

Beautifully illustrated and immensely informative, "The Book of Tempeh" showcases this hearty, versatile ingredient in a host of delectable recipes. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

The Book of the Navajo

The Book of the Navajo
Author: Raymond Friday Locke
Publsiher: Holloway House Publishing
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 9780876875001
ISBN 13: 0876875002
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book of the Navajo Book Review:

The Book of Tofu

The Book of Tofu
Author: William Shurtleff,Akiko Aoyagi
Publsiher: Soyinfo Center
Total Pages: 334
Release: 1975
ISBN 10: 9780394734316
ISBN 13: 0394734319
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book of Tofu Book Review:

This is the book that started the Tofu Revolution worldwide, beginning in the 1970s. An integrated approach to the subject of one food - history, nutrition, culture. recipes, how to make tofu on a home scale and commercially, recipes, bibliography.

The Book of Why

The Book of Why
Author: Judea Pearl,Dana Mackenzie
Publsiher: Basic Books
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2018-05-15
ISBN 10: 0465097618
ISBN 13: 9780465097616
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book of Why Book Review:

A Turing Award-winning computer scientist and statistician shows how understanding causality has revolutionized science and will revolutionize artificial intelligence "Correlation is not causation." This mantra, chanted by scientists for more than a century, has led to a virtual prohibition on causal talk. Today, that taboo is dead. The causal revolution, instigated by Judea Pearl and his colleagues, has cut through a century of confusion and established causality -- the study of cause and effect -- on a firm scientific basis. His work explains how we can know easy things, like whether it was rain or a sprinkler that made a sidewalk wet; and how to answer hard questions, like whether a drug cured an illness. Pearl's work enables us to know not just whether one thing causes another: it lets us explore the world that is and the worlds that could have been. It shows us the essence of human thought and key to artificial intelligence. Anyone who wants to understand either needs The Book of Why.

The Thesis and the Book

The Thesis and the Book
Author: Eleanor Harman,Ian Montagnes,Siobhan McMenemy,Chris Bucci
Publsiher: University of Toronto Press
Total Pages: 104
Release: 2003-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780802085887
ISBN 13: 0802085881
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Thesis and the Book Book Review:

The Thesis and the Book: A Guide for First-Time Academic Authors, revised and expanded in this second edition, will continue to provide the best overview of the process of revising a dissertation for publication.

The Book in Japan

The Book in Japan
Author: Peter Kornicki
Publsiher: University of Hawaii Press
Total Pages: 520
Release: 2000-12-01
ISBN 10: 9780824823375
ISBN 13: 0824823370
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book in Japan Book Review:

This monograph covers every major aspect of the book in traditional Japan: its place in Japanese history; books as material objects; manuscript cultures; printing; the Edo period book trade; authors and readers; and importation and exportation."

A Companion to the History of the Book

A Companion to the History of the Book
Author: Simon Eliot,Jonathan Rose
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 616
Release: 2009-04-06
ISBN 10: 140519278X
ISBN 13: 9781405192781
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Companion to the History of the Book Book Review:

From the early Sumerian clay tablet through to the emergence of the electronic text, this Companion provides a continuous and coherent account of the history of the book. Makes use of illustrative examples and case studies of well-known texts Written by a group of expert contributors Covers topical debates, such as the nature of censorship and the future of the book

The Book of Deuteronomy

The Book of Deuteronomy
Author: Peter C. Craigie
Publsiher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Total Pages: 424
Release: 1976-08-12
ISBN 10: 9780802825247
ISBN 13: 0802825249
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book of Deuteronomy Book Review:

Craigie's study on the Book of Deuteronomy is part of The New International Commentary on the Old Testament. Like its companion series on the New Testament, this commentary devotes considerable care to achieving a balance between technical information and homiletic-devotional interpretation.

The Book of Two Ways

The Book of Two Ways
Author: Jodi Picoult
Publsiher: Random House Canada
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2020-09-22
ISBN 10: 0735276919
ISBN 13: 9780735276918
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book of Two Ways Book Review:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NATIONAL BESTSELLER From the #1 bestselling author of A Spark of Light and Small Great Things, a riveting novel about the choices that change the course of our lives. Everything changes in a single moment for Dawn Edelstein. She's on a plane when the flight attendant makes an announcement: prepare for a crash landing. As thoughts flash through her mind, Dawn braces herself for impact. The shocking thing is the thoughts are not of her husband but of a man she last saw fifteen years earlier. Miraculously, Dawn survives the crash, but so do all the doubts she suddenly feels. She has led a good life. Back in Boston, she has her husband, Brian, her beloved daughter, and her work as a death doula who helps to ease the transition between life and death for her clients. But somewhere in Egypt is Wyatt Armstrong, who works as an archaeologist unearthing ancient burial sites, a job she once studied for, but was forced to abandon. Now, when it seems that fate is offering her second chances, she is not as sure of the life choices she once made. After the crash, once they've been checked out by a doctor, the airline offers the passengers flights to a destination of their choice. The obvious thing for Dawn is to fly home, to her work, to her family. The other option that occurs to her, though, is to travel to the archaeological site she left years before, reconnect with Wyatt and their unresolved history, and maybe even complete her research on The Book of Two Ways--the first known map of the afterlife. As the story unfolds, Dawn's two futures unspool side by side, as do the secrets and doubts she's kept buried. And then there are the questions she's never truly asked: What does a well-lived life look like? When we leave the earth, what do we leave behind? Do we make choices or do our choices make us? And, who would you be, if you hadn't turned into the person you are right now?

The Book of the Book

The Book of the Book
Author: Idries Shah
Publsiher: Octagon Press Ltd
Total Pages: 156
Release: 1976
ISBN 10: 090086012X
ISBN 13: 9780900860126
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book of the Book Book Review:

The Book

The Book
Author: Tyndale
Publsiher: Tyndale House Pub
Total Pages: 1286
Release: 1999-03
ISBN 10: 9780842332842
ISBN 13: 0842332847
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book Book Review:

The Book, a contemporary, easy-to-understand Bible is available in the fastest growing Bible translation, the New Living Translation. The Book will impact the hearts and lives of people worldwide through the authoritative yet easy-to-read New Living Translation that brings the Good News alive to readers of all ages. Designed for someone who is new to the Bible or for an unbeliever, The Book features a topical helpfinder, book introductions, and indexes that help people understand God's Word.