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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The Manual for Civilization Begins

Alexander Rose describes one of the more ambitious projects for creating a book list and collection, at the The Long Now Foundation.
"As we near completion of The Interval at Long Now, our new venue in San Francisco, we are also building a collection of books that will reside here. We have named this collection the Manual for Civilization, and it will include the roughly 3500 books most essential to sustain or rebuild civilization."
(via Joanna Rothkopf at Salon)

Though one could build an even bigger list and library using Britannica's various Great Books sets and the Additional Bibliography in the Great Books of the Western World.

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