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Books on Fire: The Tumultuous Story of the World's Great Libraries

Author: Lucien X. Polastron
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ISBN: 9780500513842
Format: Hardback
Published: April 2008
Published By: Thames and Hudson
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Hebrew, Nordic and Islamic traditions share the belief of a vast library existing before the creation of the world. The Vedas say that this library predated the creator's creation of himself. Yet, almost as old as the idea of the library is the urge to control and destroy it. The reasons cited for this are many: educated people are much harder to govern, and some proclaim that only the illiterate can save the world. There are also huge destructions brought about by weather, worms, and even the paranoia of the library's owner.
ISBN: 9780500513842
Number of Pages: 371
Format: Hardback
Reading Level: All Ages
Published Date: 11-Apr-2008
Dimensions (mm): 160x235mm
Publisher: Thames and Hudson

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