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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

Label
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
Creator
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
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Flanders, Judith
Dewey number
025
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
Z695.95
LC item number
.F53 2020b
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Alphabetizing
  • Information organization
Target audience
general
Label
A place for everything : the curious history of alphabetical order, Judith Flanders
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 270-291) 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
Control code
on1143631587
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First US edition.
Extent
xxviii, 319 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781541675070
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1143631587
Label
A place for everything : the curious history of alphabetical order, Judith Flanders
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 270-291) 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
Control code
on1143631587
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First US edition.
Extent
xxviii, 319 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781541675070
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1143631587

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