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Re: Question about Decay



Hi Brian,
I'm fairly new to the listserv and thought your question was really cute;
I'm interested in paper myself and would like to recommend the book
"Papermaking the history and technique of an ancient craft" by Dard Hunter.
Actually I was about to ask the group if they can recommend a more recent
work; but apparently this is a classic.
Mary McQueen
mcqueenm@dellnet.com
mcqueenm@hotmail.com
----- Original Message -----
From: Brian H. Rogers <bhroger@LEARNLINK.EMORY.EDU>
To: <BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU>
Sent: Sunday, June 18, 2000 9:42 PM
Subject: Question about Decay


> Hi--
>
> This is my first posting to the listserv.
> I don't know if this is the appropriate group of people
>         to ask my question, so if it isn't, I would appreciate
>         a response of whom to ask.
>
> I am trying to find out a few things.
>
> 1) What kinds of trees are used in book publishing?
>         Are there certain choice spots around the world
>         or the U.S.A. for selecting the trees used for publishing?
> 2) Approximately what % or parts of a tree are used for publishing
>         & how many acres/trees are torn down a year for publishing?
> 3) Books & Old Age:
>         a) How old can a book be before its cover or pages begin
>         to deteriorate? What causes the deterioration? Are there
>         certain microbes or other natural organisms that eat away
>         at the book?
>         b) What conditions are needed to preserve a book from
>         deterioration?
>
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