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A place for everything : the curious history of alphabetical order

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Few of us think much of the alphabet and its familiar sing-song order once we've learned it as children. And yet the order of the alphabet, that simple knowledge that we take for granted, plays far more of a role in our lives than we usually consider. From the school register to the telephone book, from dictionaries and encyclopaedias to the library shelves, our lives are ordered from A to Z. This magical system of organization not only guides us to the correct bus route or train schedule or the jar of coriander seeds between the cinnamon and the cumin in the supermarket, but it also, in the library or the bookshop, gives us the ability to sift through centuries of thought and writing, of knowledge and literature. Alphabetical order allows us to sort, to file and to find the information we have, and to locate the information we need. In this entirely original new book, Judith Flanders draws our attention both to the neglected ubiquity of the alphabet and the long and complex history of its rise to prominence.

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  • 4 of 7 copies available at Westchester Library System.

Current holds

1 current hold with 7 total copies.
Location Call Number /
Shelving Location
Barcode Status /
Due Date
Bedford Hills Free Library 025.317 F (Text)
New Book
31003151569206
Available
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Briarcliff Manor Public Library 025.3177 FLANDERS (Text)
New Nonfiction
31036150941547
Checked out
06/17/2021
Greenburgh Public Library 025.317 F (Text)
Nonfiction
31009154765121
Available
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Harrison Public Library 025 F (Text)
New Nonfiction
31010300240548
In transit
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New Rochelle Public Library 025. 317 F (Text)
Nonfiction
31019156583976
Available
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White Plains Public Library 025.317 F (Text)
New Book
31544101190452
Checked out
06/07/2021
Yonkers Riverfront Library 025.31 F (Text)
Nonfiction
31035612056118
Available
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