Reinventing Knowledge: From Alexandria To The Internet by Ian F McneelyReinventing Knowledge: From Alexandria To The Internet by Ian F Mcneely

Reinventing Knowledge: From Alexandria To The Internet

byIan F Mcneely, Lisa Wolverton

Paperback | August 25, 2009

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Here is an intellectual extravaganza, a dazzling history of the key institutions that have shaped and channeled knowledge in the West from the classical period to the present. Fashioned with elegance and wit, this exhilarating survey carries us through the pivotal points of institutional change and cultural transformation. It is full of memorable characters, from the flamboyant founder of the great library at Alexandria and the arrogant medieval logician Peter Abelard to the dashing global adventurer von Humboldt. In its compact history we find the perfect context for understanding the vast changes we are experiencing now in the landscape of knowledge.
Lisa Wolverton teaches at the University of Oregon and lives in Eugene.
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Title:Reinventing Knowledge: From Alexandria To The InternetFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.75 inPublished:August 25, 2009Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0393337715

ISBN - 13:9780393337716

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An impressively cohesive story that is full of delightful characters and fascinating details. — Austin Chronicle

An inspiring read. — New Scientist

A sprightly, stimulating and surprising study. — The Scotsman

A magnificent overview of the history of knowledge production in the West. — Times Higher Education