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"Loath to Print is an engrossing story of how learned authors, often skeptical of sharing knowledge beyond elite coteries, tried to make printing work for them. In this nuanced tale, people manipulate technologies and technological systems, both materially and socially, and those technologies—and the bigger systems of which they are a part, composed of people, customs, laws, and practices—bend only partially to their manipulation. This book has lessons for anyone seeking to understand (or surveying with dismay) today's landscape of scientific publishing."

"Engagingly written and deftly argued, Nicole Howard's Loath to Print takes the reader through printing and reading practices in the history of the sciences from Regiomontanus to Newton. Texts and images, authors and printers, editors and readers jockey for attention while shedding light on the early modern world of learning."

Loath to Print
The Reluctant Scientific Author, 1500-1750
Publication Date: 5 Apr 2022
Status: Pre-order
Trim Size: 6" x 9"
Page Count: 232 pages
Illustrations: 12 b&w photos
ISBN: 9781421443683