You could look it up : the reference shelf from ancient Babylon to Wikipedia
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New York : Bloomsbury Press, 2016.
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453 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
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Oliver La Farge - Adult  1 available
028.7 Lyn
Southside - Adult  1 available
028.7 Lyn
Southside - Reference  1 available
028.7 Lyn

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English
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9780802777522, 080277752X

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 401-424) and index.
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"Today we think of Wikipedia as the source of all information, the ultimate reference. Yet it is just the latest in a long line of aggregated knowledge--reference works that have shaped the way we've seen the world for centuries. You Could Look It Up chronicles the captivating stories behind these great works and their contents, and the way they have influenced each other. From The Code of Hammurabi, the earliest known compendium of laws in ancient Babylon almost two millennia before Christ to Pliny's Natural History; from the 11th-century Domesday Book recording land holdings in England to Abraham Ortelius's first atlas of the world; from Samuel Johnson's A Dictionary of the English Language to The Whole Earth Catalog to Google, Jack Lynch illuminates the human stories and accomplishment behind each, as well as its enduring impact on civilization. In the process, he offers new insight into the value of knowledge." --,Publisher's website.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Lynch, J. (2016). You could look it up: the reference shelf from ancient Babylon to Wikipedia . Bloomsbury Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Lynch, Jack. 2016. You Could Look It Up: The Reference Shelf From Ancient Babylon to Wikipedia. New York: Bloomsbury Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Lynch, Jack. You Could Look It Up: The Reference Shelf From Ancient Babylon to Wikipedia New York: Bloomsbury Press, 2016.

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Lynch, Jack. You Could Look It Up: The Reference Shelf From Ancient Babylon to Wikipedia Bloomsbury Press, 2016.

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