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The Resource A place for everything : the curious history of alphabetical order, Judith Flanders

A place for everything : the curious history of alphabetical order, Judith Flanders

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A place for everything : the curious history of alphabetical order
Title
A place for everything
Title remainder
the curious history of alphabetical order
Statement of responsibility
Judith Flanders
Title variation
Curious history of alphabetical order
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Few of us think much of the alphabet and its familiar sing-song order once we've learned it as children. And yet the order of the alphabet, that simple knowledge that we take for granted, plays far more of a role in our lives than we usually consider. From the school register to the telephone book, from dictionaries and encyclopaedias to the library shelves, our lives are ordered from A to Z. This magical system of organization not only guides us to the correct bus route or train schedule or the jar of coriander seeds between the cinnamon and the cumin in the supermarket, but it also, in the library or the bookshop, gives us the ability to sift through centuries of thought and writing, of knowledge and literature. Alphabetical order allows us to sort, to file and to find the information we have, and to locate the information we need. In this entirely original new book, Judith Flanders draws our attention both to the neglected ubiquity of the alphabet and the long and complex history of its rise to prominence
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Flanders, Judith
Dewey number
025
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Alphabetizing
  • Information organization
Label
A place for everything : the curious history of alphabetical order, Judith Flanders
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published in 2020 by Picador in the United Kingdom"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-299) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • I is for index cards: from copy clerks to office supplies in the nineteenth century
  • Y is for Y2K: from the phone book to hypertext in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries
  • Timeline
  • A is for antiquity: from the beginning to the classical world
  • B is for the Benedictines: the monasteries and the Early Middle Ages
  • C is for categories: authorities and organization, to the twelfth century
  • D is for distinctiones: the High Middle Ages and the search tool
  • E is for expansion: the reference work in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries
  • F is for firsts: from the birth of printing to library catalogs in the fifteenth to sixteenth centuries
  • G is for government: bureaucracy and the office, from the sixteenth century to the French Revolution
  • H is for history: libraries, research, and extracting in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First trade paperback edition.
Extent
xxviii, 319 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781541601161
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
A place for everything : the curious history of alphabetical order, Judith Flanders
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published in 2020 by Picador in the United Kingdom"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-299) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • I is for index cards: from copy clerks to office supplies in the nineteenth century
  • Y is for Y2K: from the phone book to hypertext in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries
  • Timeline
  • A is for antiquity: from the beginning to the classical world
  • B is for the Benedictines: the monasteries and the Early Middle Ages
  • C is for categories: authorities and organization, to the twelfth century
  • D is for distinctiones: the High Middle Ages and the search tool
  • E is for expansion: the reference work in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries
  • F is for firsts: from the birth of printing to library catalogs in the fifteenth to sixteenth centuries
  • G is for government: bureaucracy and the office, from the sixteenth century to the French Revolution
  • H is for history: libraries, research, and extracting in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First trade paperback edition.
Extent
xxviii, 319 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781541601161
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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