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by Godfrey Oswald

eBook Library World Records download ISBN: 078641619X
Author: Godfrey Oswald
Publisher: McFarland Publishing (March 3, 2004)
Language: English
Pages: 264
ePub: 1163 kb
Fb2: 1415 kb
Rating: 4.4
Other formats: docx lit mobi lrf
Category: Political
Subcategory: Social Sciences

Oswald, Godfrey, 1966– Library world records, Godfrey Oswald. World Records for Books, Periodicals and Bookstores.

Oswald, Godfrey, 1966– Library world records, Godfrey Oswald. 2nd ed. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. 124 Ten Oldest Existing Written Works 132 125 Earliest Written Works in German 146 126 Earliest Written Works in Mayan 148 127 Earliest Written Works in Arabic and Farsi (Persian) 148 128 Earliest Written Works in Japanese and Korean 151 129 Earliest Written Works in Italian 151 130 Earliest Written Works in French 152 131 Earliest Written Works in Spanish and Portuguese 152.

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The book has more than 380 entries organized by national libraries, public and subscription libraries, university and academic libraries, specialty libraries and archives, and much more.

"This book not only provides information about and comparisons of libraries; it is also a story of libraries and books from the earliest times to the present. The hundreds of facts about libraries, periodicals, books and reference databases around the world illustrate their evolution from crude and simple to sophisticated, complex and efficient"--Provided by publisher.
Comments: (2)
Make no mistake about this fact: We all love superlatives, everyone wants to know about the oldest, the best, the largest, the smallest, the most expensive, etc
But it has been a long time since anyone decided to do serious research on book and library superlatives.
The guys who gave us "The Guinness Book of World Records" somehow neglected the library and book world, so if someone asked: Where can we find the oldest books and manuscripts in the world? or What is the name of the largest and smallest books in the world? we would be left scratching our heads as until now there was no reliable record book covering such facts.
Enter: "Library World Records" I congratulate Mr Oswald for completing such a special book, 264 pages (plus 112 photograhs) of facts on books and libraries around the world. What I liked so much about this book is its international coverage, because thats what the book is all about: World Records about books and libraries.
So if I wanted to know about the biggest university library in Africa, the oldest public library in Asia, the first book to be printed in Europe, the biggest bookstores in Brazil, or the most expensive book sold in the U.S., I only have to look it up in the index pages of "Library World Records"
"Library World Records" is also an invaluable reference book for researchers and students because the book also has an academic value, blending fascinating trivia and with well written facts tracing the history of books and libraries over time, and bringing out the book in paperback format is a good idea.
Because the book is the first of its kind in the world to be published, it will be a good idea if the publishers considered versions in Chinese and Spanish or French to allow non-English fans of books to enjoy the "Library World Records" too.
I really enjoyed this well written reference book about libraries and books.
The author uses exhaustively research throughout to present fascinating superlatives. We displayed a copy in our library and already it has been stolen. Recommend that libraians keep a watch on thier on copies!
The author's has done a great job compiling the book. Because the book is easy to read and follow, it well also appeal to high school kids.