The Library Book

The Library Book

The Story of Libraries From Camels to Computers

Book - 2006
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Explores how libraries developed throughout history and the role they played in society in their time, from books being delivered by camel in Kenya, to the pack-horse librarians of Kentucky and modern methods of information compression.
Publisher: Toronto, Ont. ; Plattsburgh, N.Y. : Tundra Books, 2006.
ISBN: 9780887766985
0887766986
Branch Call Number: 027.009 SAW
Characteristics: p. cm.
Additional Contributors: Slavin, Bill - Illustrator

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Grand Vizier Abdul Kassem Ismael had his 500 camels trained to walk in order so that the 100,000 books they carried stayed in alphabetical order, while Andrew Carnegie gave away 80% of his wealth to build free public libraries, both showing how important books and libraries have been through the centuries.

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