This title examines the remarkable life of Melvil Dewey and the invention of the Dewey Decimal System. Readers will learn about Dewey's background and education, as well as his innovations and work in libraries. Color photos, detailed maps, and informative sidebars accompany easy-to-read, compelling text. Features include a timeline, facts, additional resources, web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index. Publishing Pioneers is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.