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What are books? A book is a set or collection of written, printed, illustrated, or blank sheets, made of paper, parchment, or other material, usually fastened together to hinge at one side. They are the best friends of man.
History of books The history of the book follows a suite of technological innovations for books. These improved the quality of text conservation, the access to information, portability, and the cost of production. This history has been linked to political and economical contingencies, the history of ideas, and the history of religion. Book in 2nd century Book in 5th century
Good question! I don't think books are a thing of the past. They may take different forms such as electronic readers, downloads from the internet, speak able text, etc. But the basic purpose of a book is to include some kind of in depth knowledge about a subject. Contrary to popular belief, we can not receive all of the information we need on complex subjects through yahoo, book summaries, and other forms of condensed information, For example, a complex subject like the origin of the cosmos is such a large field that scientists need books in order to evaluate not only the information, but also the methods by which the information was collected. Students need to read longer fictional works because many characters and ideas cannot be fully developed in short stories. Films based on novels always need to leave something out in order to work on screen. In future generations, a book may come in some other form that paper that is bound together, but there will still need to be material that is published in some way to provide in depth knowledge. Different views from Bloggerson the topic
Paper is a 'modern' thing. Before paper, people had to write on Vellum (stretched and dried animal skin). Before Vellum they had papyrus (very low quality paperish stuff) and before that they had to CARVE the words in stone!!! So as technology advances, mankind adopts the most efficient method of spreading the written word. The consider the leap from writing by hand with a feather and a pot of ink to using the printing press (probably the most influential invention in the history of mankind) Books are not a thing of the past, but paper might be soon though. And while it feels a shame to stop having these lovely tactile objects in our hands, we soon learn to love what-ever replaces them. It is the words, not the material they are written on that are important. Different views from Bloggerson the topic
Different views from Bloggerson the topic Books can not be replaced. Even when we down load material from internet we create the hard copy in the form of a book to read and reread a book of poems a novel even a Shakespearean play is better appreciated only in a book form. You can not replace the Bible or Bhagavad gita and put on internet. To understand different shades of meaning and sublime delicate thought books should be studied with utmost care and attention. A writer tries to put across his experience thought and imagination, creative abilities in the form of a book or a poem to make the reader to go through the same experience in totality. The writer clothes his thoughts in beautiful attire in the form rhythm rhyme and imagery. Such works can be appreciated only in the form of books.
SUMMARY SUMMARY Books never become obsolete, as civilized humans will always have an innate admiration for the printed word, but one medium that may see extinction is the typical American newspaper. Even now, books around the country (and world) are beginning to establish net-only editions, and as younger generations turn increasingly to the internet for their information, I feel certain that we will eventually see the complete transformation of the Book into a digital format. Books may