Reinventing knowledge : from Alexandria to the Internet / Ian F. McNeely with Lisa Wolverton.

Title: 
Reinventing knowledge : from Alexandria to the Internet / Ian F. McNeely with Lisa Wolverton.
Author/Artist: 
McNeely, Ian F., 1971-
Publisher: 
New York : W. W. Norton, 2009.
Description: 
xxii, 318 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Other Authors: 
Wolverton, Lisa.
Format of Material: 
Books
Bib ID: 
123558
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Location: 
Stacks
Call Number: 
CB358.M37 2009z
Notes: 
Originally published: 2008.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
An intellectual history of the key institutions that organized knowledge in the Western World offers insight into primary cultural transformations that took place from the classical period to the present.
Contents: 
The library --
The monastery --
The university --
The republic of letters --
The disciplines --
The laboratory.
ISBN: 
9780393337716 (pbk.)
0393337715 (pbk.)