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The Resource The pharaoh's treasure : the origin of paper and the rise of Western civilization, John Gaudet

The pharaoh's treasure : the origin of paper and the rise of Western civilization, John Gaudet

Label
The pharaoh's treasure : the origin of paper and the rise of Western civilization
Title
The pharaoh's treasure
Title remainder
the origin of paper and the rise of Western civilization
Statement of responsibility
John Gaudet
Title variation
  • Origin of paper and the rise of Western civilization
  • Origin of paper & the rise of Western civilization
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
For our entire history, humans have always searched for new ways to share information. This innate compulsion led to the origin of writing on the rock walls of caves and coffin lids or carving on tablets. But it was with the advent of papyrus paper when the ability to record and transmit information exploded, allowing for an exchanging of ideas from the banks of the Nile throughout the Mediterranean--and the civilized world--for the first time in human history. In The Pharaoh's Treasure, John Gaudet looks at this pivotal transition to papyrus paper, which would become the most commonly used information medium in the world for more than 4,000 years. Far from fragile, papyrus paper is an especially durable writing surface; papyrus books and documents in ancient and medieval times had a usable life of hundreds of years, and this durability has allowed items like the famous Nag Hammadi codices from the third and fourth century to survive. The story of this material that was prized by both scholars and kings reveals how papyrus paper is more than a relic of our ancient past, but a key to understanding how ideas and information shaped humanity in the ancient and early modern world
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gaudet, John J
Dewey number
676/.09
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Paper
  • Papermaking
  • Manuscripts (Papyri)
  • Papyrus (The plant)
Target audience
adult
Label
The pharaoh's treasure : the origin of paper and the rise of Western civilization, John Gaudet
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • p. 24
  • 3
  • Undertaker's Special and the World's First Bestseller
  • p. 32
  • 4
  • Book of the Dead, Guardian of Immortality
  • p. 45
  • 5
  • Papyrus Paper, Your Ticket to Paradise
  • p. 54
  • Part I
  • 6
  • Sands of the Nile Give Up their Treasures
  • p. 69
  • 7
  • Affair of the Oranges
  • p. 74
  • 8
  • Floodgates Open
  • p. 83
  • Part II
  • Guardian of Immortality
  • Egypt, Papermaker to the World
  • p. 91
  • 9
  • Birth of Memphis and Paper
  • p. 93
  • 10
  • A Gift from the Gods
  • p. 107
  • 11
  • Monopoly
  • p. 1
  • p. 112
  • 12
  • Growing and Managing Papyrus for Paper
  • p. 120
  • 13
  • Emperor and the Lewd Papermaker
  • p. 127
  • 14
  • Taking on the World-and Leaving a Legacy
  • p. 136
  • 1
  • Part III
  • Enemy of Oblivion
  • p. 151
  • 15
  • Early Libraries, Paper, and the Writing Business
  • p. 153
  • 16
  • A Library to End All Libraries and the Sweet Smell of History
  • p. 167
  • 17
  • Inspector Puts Pen to Paper and Makes History
  • Romans and the Book Trade
  • p. 177
  • 18
  • Roman Libraries
  • p. 186
  • 19
  • Those Precious, Tender-hearted Scrolls
  • p. 200
  • 20
  • Saving the Day
  • p. 3
  • p. 210
  • 21
  • Media One Makes Its Mark in the World
  • p. 216
  • 22
  • Last Bastion, the Church of Rome
  • p. 230
  • 23
  • Constantinople and the Long Goodbye
  • p. 238
  • 2
  • 24
  • End of the Road and the Battle of the Tolas River
  • p. 254
  • 25
  • Mystery of the Disappearing Plant
  • p. 264
  • 26
  • Pharaoh's Own Conquers the Vatican
  • p. 274
  • 27
  • Prisse, like Moses, Carries Home Stone Tablets and Paper Scrolls
  • Road Back
  • p. 285
Control code
on1023547500
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus books cloth edition.
Extent
xxi, 356 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781681778532
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
676 G233 ; XX-N ; [A18BP039, #40, 5@$27.95, DLG/ ].
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1023547500
  • (OCoLC)1023547500
Label
The pharaoh's treasure : the origin of paper and the rise of Western civilization, John Gaudet
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • p. 24
  • 3
  • Undertaker's Special and the World's First Bestseller
  • p. 32
  • 4
  • Book of the Dead, Guardian of Immortality
  • p. 45
  • 5
  • Papyrus Paper, Your Ticket to Paradise
  • p. 54
  • Part I
  • 6
  • Sands of the Nile Give Up their Treasures
  • p. 69
  • 7
  • Affair of the Oranges
  • p. 74
  • 8
  • Floodgates Open
  • p. 83
  • Part II
  • Guardian of Immortality
  • Egypt, Papermaker to the World
  • p. 91
  • 9
  • Birth of Memphis and Paper
  • p. 93
  • 10
  • A Gift from the Gods
  • p. 107
  • 11
  • Monopoly
  • p. 1
  • p. 112
  • 12
  • Growing and Managing Papyrus for Paper
  • p. 120
  • 13
  • Emperor and the Lewd Papermaker
  • p. 127
  • 14
  • Taking on the World-and Leaving a Legacy
  • p. 136
  • 1
  • Part III
  • Enemy of Oblivion
  • p. 151
  • 15
  • Early Libraries, Paper, and the Writing Business
  • p. 153
  • 16
  • A Library to End All Libraries and the Sweet Smell of History
  • p. 167
  • 17
  • Inspector Puts Pen to Paper and Makes History
  • Romans and the Book Trade
  • p. 177
  • 18
  • Roman Libraries
  • p. 186
  • 19
  • Those Precious, Tender-hearted Scrolls
  • p. 200
  • 20
  • Saving the Day
  • p. 3
  • p. 210
  • 21
  • Media One Makes Its Mark in the World
  • p. 216
  • 22
  • Last Bastion, the Church of Rome
  • p. 230
  • 23
  • Constantinople and the Long Goodbye
  • p. 238
  • 2
  • 24
  • End of the Road and the Battle of the Tolas River
  • p. 254
  • 25
  • Mystery of the Disappearing Plant
  • p. 264
  • 26
  • Pharaoh's Own Conquers the Vatican
  • p. 274
  • 27
  • Prisse, like Moses, Carries Home Stone Tablets and Paper Scrolls
  • Road Back
  • p. 285
Control code
on1023547500
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus books cloth edition.
Extent
xxi, 356 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781681778532
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
676 G233 ; XX-N ; [A18BP039, #40, 5@$27.95, DLG/ ].
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1023547500
  • (OCoLC)1023547500

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