Here's A Site That traces the development of the printed book. Originally prepared as an exploration of how the World Wide Web might be used to build and transmit educational materials outside of traditional classroom contexts. The text and images in this archive originally derive from a lecture written by Chandra Mukerji of the Department of Communication at the University of California, San Diego. That lecture is normally given during the Fall and Spring quarters as part of the department's "Introduction to Communication" (Comm/Gen 20) course.
The text presented here was written from notes taken during several of those lectures and from the text of the same lectures given on the subject from 1987 to 1991.