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The Resource Steam-Powered Knowledge : William Chambers and the Business of Publishing, 1820-1860, (electronic resource)

Steam-Powered Knowledge : William Chambers and the Business of Publishing, 1820-1860, (electronic resource)

Label
Steam-Powered Knowledge : William Chambers and the Business of Publishing, 1820-1860
Title
Steam-Powered Knowledge
Title remainder
William Chambers and the Business of Publishing, 1820-1860
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
With the overwhelming amount of new information that bombards us each day, it is perhaps difficult to imagine a time when the widespread availability of the printed word was a novelty. In early nineteenth-century Britain, print was not novel-Gutenberg's printing press had been around for nearly four centuries-but printed matter was still a rare and relatively expensive luxury. All this changed, however, as publishers began employing new technologies to astounding effect, mass-producing instructive and educational books and magazines and revolutionizing how knowledge was disseminated to the
Cataloging source
AU-PeEL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fyfe, Aileen
Dewey number
070.5094109034
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
ProQuest Ebook Central
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chambers, Robert
  • Chambers, William
  • George Routledge and Sons
  • William and Robert Chambers
  • Booksellers and bookselling
  • Publishers and publishing
  • Railroads
Label
Steam-Powered Knowledge : William Chambers and the Business of Publishing, 1820-1860, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://EUI.eblib.com/patron/FullRecord.aspx?p=867825
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • Contents; Acknowledgments; List of Abbreviations; A Note on Money; Preface; Introduction: The Flood of Cheap Print; 1. W. & R. Chambers and the Market for Print; Part I: Organizing a Proper System of Publishing; 2. Industrial Book Production; 3. Reaching a National Market; 4. Production and Steam Power; 5. New Formats for Information; 6. Reaching an Overseas Market; 7. A Modern Printing Establishment; Part II: Railways and Competition; 8. The Coming of the Railways; 9. Centralizing Business in Edinburgh; 10. Routledge and the New Competition; 11. Railway Bookstalls
  • 12. Instruction in the Railway Marketplace13. The Dignitaries of the Trade Take on Routledge; Part III: Steamships and Transatlantic Business; 14. Transatlantic Opportunities; 15. Getting to Know the American Market; 16. The Dissemination of Cheap Instruction; 17. A New Spirit of Engagement; 18. Building Relationships with Boston and Philadelphia; 19. Piracy and Shipwreck!; Epilogue; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Control code
u381119
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (331 pages)
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780226276540
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • EBL867825
  • (OCoLC)779172967
Label
Steam-Powered Knowledge : William Chambers and the Business of Publishing, 1820-1860, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://EUI.eblib.com/patron/FullRecord.aspx?p=867825
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • Contents; Acknowledgments; List of Abbreviations; A Note on Money; Preface; Introduction: The Flood of Cheap Print; 1. W. & R. Chambers and the Market for Print; Part I: Organizing a Proper System of Publishing; 2. Industrial Book Production; 3. Reaching a National Market; 4. Production and Steam Power; 5. New Formats for Information; 6. Reaching an Overseas Market; 7. A Modern Printing Establishment; Part II: Railways and Competition; 8. The Coming of the Railways; 9. Centralizing Business in Edinburgh; 10. Routledge and the New Competition; 11. Railway Bookstalls
  • 12. Instruction in the Railway Marketplace13. The Dignitaries of the Trade Take on Routledge; Part III: Steamships and Transatlantic Business; 14. Transatlantic Opportunities; 15. Getting to Know the American Market; 16. The Dissemination of Cheap Instruction; 17. A New Spirit of Engagement; 18. Building Relationships with Boston and Philadelphia; 19. Piracy and Shipwreck!; Epilogue; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Control code
u381119
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (331 pages)
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780226276540
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • EBL867825
  • (OCoLC)779172967

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