The Future Of The Past.

Alexander Stille

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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.

Language English
ISBN-10 0312420943
ISBN-13 978-0312420949
No of pages 339
Font Size Medium
Book Publisher Picador
Published Date 01 Apr 2003

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Author : Alexander Stille

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