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            The Woman Who Discovered Printing
             

            The Woman Who Discovered Printing (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Barrett, T. H.

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            <![CDATA[This beguiling book asks a set of unusual and fascinating questions?why is early Chinese printing so little acknowledged, despite anticipating Gutenberg by centuries? Why are the religious elements of all early printing overlooked? And why did printing in China not have ...the immediate obvious impact it did in Europe?T. H. Barrett, a leading scholar of medieval China, brings us the answers through the intriguing story of Empress Wu (AD 625?705) and the revolution in printing that occurred during her rule. Linking Asian and European history with substantial new research into Chinese sources, Barrett identifies methods of transmitting texts before printing and explains the historical context of seventh-century China. He explores the dynastic reasons behind Empress Wu's specific interest in printing and the motivating role of her private religious beliefs. He also deduces from eighth- and ninth-century Chinese records an explanation for the lesser impact of the introduction of printing in China than in Europe. As Renaissance Europe was later astonished to learn of China's achievement, so today's reader will be fascinated by this engaging perspective on the history of printing and the technological superiority of Empress Wu's China.]]>
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            ISBN 9780300204254
            Released NZ 15 Jul 2013
            Publisher Yale University Press
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            Stage to Studio: Musicians and the Sound Revolution, 1890-1950
              

            Stage to Studio: Musicians and the Sound Revolution, 1890-1950 (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New edition)

            By Kraft, James P.

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            Between the late 19th and mid 20th century, technology transformed the entertainment industry. James P. Kraft explores the intersection of technology, corporate power and artistic labour during these decades.

            ISBN 9780801877421
            Released NZ 15 Oct 2003
            Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
            Interest Age 17+ years
            Series Studies in Industry and Society
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            Beef: The Untold Story of How Milk, Meat, and Muscle Shaped the World
             

            Beef: The Untold Story of How Milk, Meat, and Muscle Shaped the World (Hardback, illustrated edition)

            By Rimas, Andrew; Fraser, Dr Evan

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            The authors offer an exuberant, panoramic view of the cow's rich legacy in its entirety, from breeding to braising, hunting to worshipping. Rimas and Fraser also provide practical solutions that can guide the industry toward a more sustainable future.

            ISBN 9780061353840
            Published NZ 1 Oct 2008
            Publisher William Morrow & Company
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            The Brilliance of Swedish Glass, 1918-1939: An Alliance of Art and Industry

            The Brilliance of Swedish Glass, 1918-1939: An Alliance of Art and Industry (Hardback)

            Edited by Ostergard, Derek E.; Stritzler-Levine, Nina

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            Examining the most significant chapter in Swedish glass production, this work, comprising ten illustrated essays, documents the formal and technical development of Swedish glass, situating it within the broader cultural and historical context of progressive 20th-century design.

            ISBN 9780300070057
            Released NZ 15 Dec 1996
            Publisher Yale University Press
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts(YUP)
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            The Invisible Harry Gold: The Man Who Gave the Soviets the Atom Bomb

            The Invisible Harry Gold: The Man Who Gave the Soviets the Atom Bomb (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Hornblum, Allen M.

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            In the history of Soviet espionage in America, few people figure more crucially than Harry Gold, a Russian Jewish immigrant who spied for the Soviets from 1935 until 1950. Journalist and historian Hornblum paints a surprising portrait of this notorious yet unknown figure.

            ISBN 9780300177572
            Released NZ 15 Sep 2011
            Publisher Yale University Press
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            Miner With a Heart of Gold: Biography of a Mineral Science and Engineering Educator
               

            Miner With a Heart of Gold: Biography of a Mineral Science and Engineering Educator (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By White, Franklin; Contributions by Wills, Barry A.

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            During the mid-twentieth century, Mineral Science and Engineering educator Frank White played an influential role in the advancement of his field, widely respected not only for his knowledge but also for his advocacy, leadership, and visionary per...

            ISBN 9781525577666
            Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
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            The Bishop's Boys: A Life of Wilbur and Orville Wright

            The Bishop's Boys: A Life of Wilbur and Orville Wright (Paperback, New edition)

            By Crouch, Tom D.

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            The early years of the Wright brothers are chronicled in this biography, which tells the story of their indomitable father, Bishop Wright, and his wife, from whom they inherited their mechanical skills. The book then explores the Wrights' aeronautical successes and technological ...skills.
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            ISBN 9780393306958
            Released NZ 17 Apr 2003
            Publisher WW Norton & Co
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            Cold Comfort: Growing Up Cold War
             

            Cold Comfort: Growing Up Cold War (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By McElroy, Gil

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            Photographs and text add to the scant documentation of building Canada's DEW Line, the northern defense network of the 1950s.

            ISBN 9780889226845
            Released NZ 26 Jun 2012
            Publisher Misc - NewSouth
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            Refrigeration in America
             

            Refrigeration in America (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Anderson, Oscar Edward

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            The description for this book, Refrigeration in America, will be forthcoming.

            ISBN 9780691627199
            Released NZ 15 Nov 2015
            Publisher Princeton University Pre
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Princeton Legacy Library
            Language (English)
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            Radiant Science, Dark Politics: A Memoir of the Nuclear Age
             

            Radiant Science, Dark Politics: A Memoir of the Nuclear Age (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Kamen, Martin D.

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            This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press's mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer...-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1985.]
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            ISBN 9780520329683
            Publisher University of California Press
            Interest Age General Audience
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