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The Case for Books : Past, Present, and Future - Robert Darnton

The Case for Books

Past, Present, and Future

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The era of the printed book is at a crossroad. E-readers are flooding the market, books are available to read on cell phones, and companies such as Google, Amazon, and Apple are competing to command near monopolistic positions as sellers and dispensers of digital information. Already, more books have been scanned and digitized than were housed in the great library in Alexandria. Is the printed book resilient enough to survive the digital revolution, or will it become obsolete? In this lasting collection of essays, Robert Darnton—an intellectual pioneer in the field of this history of the book—lends unique authority to the life, role, and legacy of the book in society.

ISBN: 9781586488475
ISBN-10: 1586488473
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Published: 6th October 2009
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.8
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Type: Large type / large print