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The Future of the Past, ALEXANDER STILLE

Author:    ALEXANDER STILLE

Title:   The Future of the Past

Binding:   Paper Back

Book Condition:   New

Publisher:    Picador April 2003

ISBN Number:    0312420943 / 9780312420949

Seller ID:   20100128168078

A fascinating tour of the past as it exists today, and of the dangers that threaten it, through incisive portraits of our attempts to maintain it: the high-tech struggles to save the Great Sphinx and the Ganges; the efforts to preserve Latin within the Vatican; the digital glut inside the National Archives, which may have caused more information to be lost than ever before; and an oral culture threatened by a "new" technology: writing itself. Stille explores not simply the past, but our ideas about the past--and how they will have to change if our past is to have a future.

Price = 13.00 USD



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