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The Resource The way the world works : essays, Nicholson Baker

The way the world works : essays, Nicholson Baker

Label
The way the world works : essays
Title
The way the world works
Title remainder
essays
Statement of responsibility
Nicholson Baker
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Baker's second nonfiction collection, ranges over the map of life to examine what troubles us, what eases our pain, and what brings us joy. Baker moves from political controversy to the intimacy of his own life, from forgotten heroes of pacifism to airplane wings, telephones, paper mills, David Remnick, Joseph Pulitzer, the "OED," and the manufacture of the Venetian gondola. He writes about kite string and about the moment he met his wife, and he surveys our fascination with video games while attempting to beat his teenage son at "Modern Warfare 2." In a celebrated essay on Wikipedia, Baker describes his efforts to stem the tide of encyclopedic deletionism; in another, he charts the rise of e-readers; in a third he chronicles his Freedom of Information lawsuit against the San Francisco Public Library."--Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Baker, Nicholson
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
American essays
Label
The way the world works : essays, Nicholson Baker
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
Life -- Reading -- Libraries and newspapers -- Technology -- War -- Last essay
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.
Extent
x, 317 p.
Isbn
9781416572473
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2011052741
System control number
  • (OCoLC)760977582
  • (OCoLC)ocn760977582
  • 504895
Label
The way the world works : essays, Nicholson Baker
Publication
Contents
Life -- Reading -- Libraries and newspapers -- Technology -- War -- Last essay
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.
Extent
x, 317 p.
Isbn
9781416572473
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2011052741
System control number
  • (OCoLC)760977582
  • (OCoLC)ocn760977582
  • 504895

Library Locations

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