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Hardcover Knowledge for Generations : Wiley and the Global Publishing Industry, 1807 - 2007 Book

ISBN: 0471757217

ISBN13: 9780471757214

Knowledge for Generations : Wiley and the Global Publishing Industry, 1807 - 2007

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A lively history of one of America's oldest publishing houses, published in conjunction with Wiley's bicentennial Founded in New York City when Thomas Jefferson was president, Wiley has been a significant player in the publishing industry for two centuries. Now, on the occasion of Wiley's bicentennial, a distinguished team of authors brings Wiley's rich history to life, showing how the company has reacted to trends within the publishing industry as...

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John Wiley & Sons' richly illustrated corporate history

Thomas Jefferson was president when John Wiley & Sons, the giant publishing house, was founded in 1807, so long ago that many people read its books by candlelight. Of course, other firms have published classics by James Fenimore Cooper, Herman Melville, Washington Irving and Edgar Allen Poe, but few others did so when these immortals were alive. In the early 1800s, Cooper, Irving and other literati met to discuss their latest works at the "Den," Wiley's Manhattan writers' retreat. If you read, went to school, use technology, travel, or work in business, science or medicine, Wiley has touched your life. Perhaps you used CliffsNotes in college, Frommer's guides on vacation, Weight Watchers books to lose weight and Betty Crocker cookbooks to gain it. Wiley is now the world's leading publisher of scholarly, scientific and technical journals and books. You would expect a major publishing company to issue an outstanding book about its first 200 years - and, indeed, it has, a handsome, oversized corporate biography. getAbstract recommends this well-designed, lavishly illustrated and expertly written insider's view.

Amazing look into 200 years of publishing

This is an amazing look into 200 years history of publishing! Great coffee table book for those of us who love publishing! A little overwhelming at first, but definitely high quality and high value.
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