The Pharaoh's Treasure: The Origin of Paper and the Rise of Western Civilization 1st Edition, Kindle Edition

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“A lively overview of a medium that was central to public and private life in the ancient world. An engaging journey to the distant past.”
- Kirkus Reviews

“A fascinating, thought-provoking history of papyrus’s use in communication. Accessible and engagingly written.”
- Publishers Weekly

“A fascinating account of the plant that provided the world with paper for the first four thousand years of its history. Lively and well written.”
- Jean-Daniel Stanley, Senior Scientist Emeritus, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (Praise for PAPYRUS)

“Is there anything that papyrus can’t do? Offering abundant information, Gaudet’s combination of environmental advocacy and botanical objectivity forms a unique resource about a unique organism.”
- Booklist (Praise for PAPYRUS)

“This fascinating and beautifully written book is an absolute eye opener. John Gaudet has a remarkable story to tell, and he tells it extremely well. A wonderful, enlightening book.”
- Alexander McCall Smith, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author (Praise for PAPYRUS)

About the Author

A Fulbright Scholar to both India and Malaya, John Gaudet is a writer and practicing ecologist. His early research on papyrus, funded in part by the National Geographic Society, took him to Uganda, Kenya, Sudan, and Ethiopia. A trained ecologist with a PhD from University of California at Berkeley, he is the author of Papyrus: The Plant that Changed the World, and his writing has appeared in Science, Nature, Ecology, the Washington Post, Salon and the Huffington Post. He lives in McLean, Virgina.

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  • File Size: 60255 KB
  • Print Length: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Pegasus Books; 1 edition (October 2, 2018)
  • Publication Date: October 2, 2018
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B07BJBFR7G
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