All the Knowledge in the World: The Extraordinary History of the Encyclopedia (Hardcover)

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All the Knowledge in the World: The Extraordinary History of the Encyclopedia (Hardcover)

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SIMON GARFIELD is a feature writer at the Observer (London) and the author of nine works of nonfiction, including Mauve: How One Man Invented a Color That Changed the World, which was a New York Times Notable Book, and The End of Innocence, which won the Somerset Maugham Prize in 1995.

Product Details ISBN: 9780063292277
Publisher: William Morrow
Publication Date: February 28th, 2023
Pages: 400
Language: English

“This is a smart, funny, accessible book that does for typography what Lynne Truss’s bestselling Eats, Shoots & Leaves did for punctuation: made it noticeable for people who had no idea they were interested in such things.” — Janet Maslin, New York Times, on Just My Type

“Reading this book may just change your life; it’ll certainly make you smile. If nothing else, it’ll make you appreciate the beauty—and sometimes the horror—that is all around you.” — Time Out on Just My Type

“Funny and fascinating, irreverent and playful yet endlessly illuminating, the book is an absolute treat for the type-nerd, design history geek, and general lover of intelligent writing with humor.” — The Atlantic on Just My Type

"Simon Garfield is charming company. . . . On the Map offers a world of revelation." — USA Today

"On the Map is a treasure: exhilarating, witty, compulsively readable and just plain fun.” — Seattle Times