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Reflections on the value of books


Stratford, E, Reflections on the value of books, Geographical Research, 56, (3) pp. 249-251. ISSN 1745-5863 (2018) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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It may sound glib to declare my abiding affection for books, but it is there. I feel fortunate to have grown up in a home where Winnie‐ther‐Pooh1 sat alongside the Bhagavad Gita, Shakespeare, multiple atlases, Agatha Christie, Albert Camus, the Britannica, or Susan Sontag. I have gained enormous satisfaction prowling libraries for targeted items and serendipitous finds, and could spend (and indeed have spent) endless hours in the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building of the New York Public Library, the Mortlock Library of South Australia, or the British Library, among others.

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Item Type:Letter or Note in Journal
Keywords:geography, publishing; books, public intellectuals, writing
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Human geography
Research Field:Social geography
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in human society
UTAS Author:Stratford, E (Professor Elaine Stratford)
ID Code:129531
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:College Office - CALE
Deposited On:2018-12-04
Last Modified:2018-12-06

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