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Spaceship to the Universe

Spaceship to the Universe

The Story of Libraries

Shruthi Rao
,
Anuradha Jagalur
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‘A great library is freedom. And that freedom must not be compromised. It must be available to all who need it, and that’s everyone, when they need it, and that’s always.’–Ursula le Guin

Libraries. We love them. Tyrants tremble before them. There are children in the world desperate for them, and people who are willing to put their own lives at risk to save them.

In this book, you’ll discover the oldest libraries, and the largest ones. You’ll find libraries in battlefields, in Antarctica and even in space. You’ll come across libraries in boats, on the backs of donkeys and elephants, and in telephone booths. And you will meet amazing people who will do almost anything to take libraries to people who need them

In this celebration of libraries, Shruthi Rao and Anuradha Jagalur bring together inspiring and fascinating stories to delight all those who love books and libraries.

Imprint: Duckbill

Published: Jul/2021

ISBN: 9780143452621

Length : 176 Pages

MRP : ₹299.00

Spaceship to the Universe

The Story of Libraries

Shruthi Rao
,
Anuradha Jagalur

‘A great library is freedom. And that freedom must not be compromised. It must be available to all who need it, and that’s everyone, when they need it, and that’s always.’–Ursula le Guin

Libraries. We love them. Tyrants tremble before them. There are children in the world desperate for them, and people who are willing to put their own lives at risk to save them.

In this book, you’ll discover the oldest libraries, and the largest ones. You’ll find libraries in battlefields, in Antarctica and even in space. You’ll come across libraries in boats, on the backs of donkeys and elephants, and in telephone booths. And you will meet amazing people who will do almost anything to take libraries to people who need them

In this celebration of libraries, Shruthi Rao and Anuradha Jagalur bring together inspiring and fascinating stories to delight all those who love books and libraries.

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Shruthi Rao

Shruthi Rao (http://shruthi-rao.com) has a master's degree in energy engineering, and worked in the IT industry before she started writing. She is the author of 10 Indian Women Who Were the First to Do What They Did (2019, Duckbill), 20 Indians Who Changed the World (2019, Talking Cub), Susie Will Not Speak (2018, Duckbill), Manya Learns to Roar (2017, Duckbill), The Secret Garden (2016, NSI), Avani and the Pea Plant (2016, Pratham), among others. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, and loves books, desserts, trees, benches, science and long walks.

Anuradha Jagalur

Anuradha Jagalur has a master's degree in physics and is a teacher. She has taught kids of every age from toddlers to teenagers. She has published articles in Kannada, translated between Kannada and English, and has edited several English manuscripts. She wanted to write this book because it was a book she wanted to read. Her other interests include science, music, hiking and gardening.

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