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“The free communication of thought and opinion is one of the most precious rights of man; every citizen may therefore speak, write and print freely.”
(French National Assembly, 1789)
I. What is a Book?
UNESCO’s arbitrary and ungrounded definition of “book” is:
“”Non-periodical printed publication of at least 49 pages excluding covers”.
But a book, above all else, is a medium. It encapsulates information (of one kind or another) and conveys it across time and space. Moreover, as opposed to common opinion, it is – and has always been – a rigidly formal affair. Even the latest “innovations” are nothing but ancient wine in sparkling new bottles.
Consider the scrolling protocol. Our eyes and brains are limited readers-decoders. There is only that much that the eye can encompass and the brain interpret. Hence the need to segment data into cognitively digestible chunks. There are two forms of scrolling – lateral and vertical. The papyrus, the broadsheet newspaper, and the computer screen are three examples of the vertical scroll – from top to bottom or vice versa. The e-book, the microfilm, the vellum, and the print book are instances of the lateral scroll – from left to right (or from right to left, in the Semitic languages).
In many respects, audio books are much more revolutionary than e-books. They do not employ visual symbols (all other types of books do), or a straightforward scrolling method. E-books, on the other hand, are a throwback to the days of the papyrus. The text cannot be opened at any point in a series of connected pages and the content is carried only on one side of the (electronic) “leaf”. Parchment, by comparison, was multi-paged, easily browseable, and printed on both sides of the leaf. It led to a revolution in publishing and to the print book. All these advances are now being reversed by the e-book. Luckily, the e-book retains one innovation of the parchment – the hypertext. Early Jewish and Christian texts (as well as Roman legal scholarship) was written on parchment (and later printed) and included numerous inter-textual links. The Talmud, for example, is made of a main text (the Mishna) which hyperlinks on the same page to numerous interpretations (exegesis) offered by scholars throughout generations of Jewish learning.
What do people often query about books, articles and stories?
Good spookyish place for cops to find guy?
Pleas help! In my story, the police are looking for this guy (Chris) who framed his wife for the murder of their daughter, when it was him who killed her. While his wife is surrounded by custody, he escapes with his step daughter (his wife’s three year old daughter). Where is a good place for…
Good star war innovative?
what are the good star wars novels out here especially before the thrawn trilogy? or after the thrawn trilogy but before the new jedi direct series? thanks! i don’t think it falls in your time constraints, but try the Death Star one. its very upright.
sorry i cant remember the exact title the Republic Commando series is…
Good stories for me [books]?
i wanna know how and where can i go to get appropriate books for me so thxs im only 12 give me titles and more websites and everything and i live in sandiego not to far frome within lol books-a-millionbarnes and nobleswalmart (best sellers) Depends on what you like. I know everyone’s prolly told you stuff resembling twilight…
Good surnames/last name for my behaviour?
So i want a good surname that would go with Lucille(Lucy)her elder sister’s name is RoseMom is Penelope (maiden name Jones)Dad is MorrisThey are a caucasian family, Thank you How about Winters? x Watson, Taylor, Hunter, Shepherd, Miller, Kelly. How just about:-Pensive-Mauville-Argile -Brundrew-Hallond -Beckingale-Gallow-Freeman-Ferncliffhmm…all i can think of for now, i tried to pick name that…
Good Technology Essay Title?
I am writing an essay about how one of the main theme of Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury is how technology is refusal and corrupts society. Can anyone give me a catchy, smart title that grabs the reader’s attention? Fahrenheit 452,
Good teen books next to no discourse? unproblematic 10 points!?
I am looking for some good books for teens that have no language contained by them! thank you so much! 10 pnts!! that have no language in themvery soon what kinda sense does that make? but if you mean no adult dialect, then i would say..’Websters Dictionary Almost adjectives teen books have some…
Good teen books to read?
Goodreads.com is one of the premiere social networking sites for book lovers. At this site you can make friends, share book recommendations, create virtual bookshelves to show off what you’re currently reading, the books you’ve read in the past, and titles you intend to read in the future. The article below details a few functions of the site as well as several ways that I have successfully promoted and marketed my own book.
I won’t get into the technical side of things as far as how to join the site or set these things up, as the website itself is good at walking you through the process.
Contents: 1. Author Page 2. Status Updates 3. Groups and Forums 4. Giveaways 5. Reviews 6. Paid Advertisements 7. In Closing 8. Additional Resources
If your new book has an ISBN number or is posted for sale on Amazon.com then it’s more than likely that your title will be searchable in the site’s database. Once you have signed up for a Goodreads account and located your book, you will be able to click a magic button to tell the site that you are the writer of the book and will be led through the process on how to set up an author page.
Bio You’ll be able to create an author biography for yourself that will list the books you have written, a link to your website, your genre, your favorite writers, as well a picture. Make sure everything is professional looking and sounding so you immediately have credibility as an author. This is likely the first information your potential readers are going to see or read about you. Make a great first impression!
Blog Goodreads has its own blog service which will display any posts you make to your profile, but hopefully you’re one step ahead of the game and already have a blog (and a professional looking) website of your own. In the blog settings you can insert the web address of your blog’s feed and anytime you update your regular blog, it will automatically cross-post to Goodreads where friends and potential fans will see it. It will put the first few paragraphs on the site and then link externally to your regular blog… and once those readers are on your real website, hopefully you have enough material to keep them there, ultimately leading them to that fateful Amazon.com link where they can purchase your title!
A book club – or more precisely, a book discussion club – is a group of people meeting, in reality or on-line, to discuss a book they all have read. It can also be called a book or literature circle or reading group.
Just do it
It is easy to start one of your own, if you are not happy with the book choices of the book clubs in your area. It’s practically as easy as just deciding you will have one. You do not need to recruit members, buy books for everyone nor register your book club or anything alike. You will just ask your friends or put an announce on a free bulletin board in your area (don’t forget the library bulletin board), or create an online forum/group for your book club, and you are ready to go. Making the book club a good one, that is a totally different issue.
Decide how the books are going to be chosen. Do you choose all the books, are you going to follow an existing list of books or an existing book club, is every member going to choose a book in turns, or are you going to have a common vote on books? Decide if you are going to let the group decide.
Decide the limits of books to be chosen.
It cannot be a rare copy or expensive, so that everyone has the chance to participate. If you decide to let the books go round, and someone wants everyone to read a rare or expensive book he/she owns, and is willing to borrow it to all, then a book like this can be chosen. Otherwise it is best to stay at recent (not very new) books with a pocket print available.Also, you need to set limits to the size of books. A good medium is 350 pages.
If you are going to let everyone choose a book on turn, you need to have a list and keep it well updated, so that everyone gets to choose a book. This is also the only time when the person who selects the book is going to present it too, otherwise you have to do it, unless you manage to enroll someone to volunteer for the job.
Long before the invention of the American Dollar, the Indian Rupee, or the British Pound, another form of currency was used by people around the world. Do you know what it was? It was gold, and it was a timeless way to denote how rich and powerful a person was. It is both heavy and rare, and it has been used as a status symbol throughout the years. This is our free gold guide to beautiful heart jewelry. We hope that you enjoy this journey into the incorporation of gold into our beautiful jewelry items.
Gold is one of our most valuable and precious metals. It is also very malleable and soft. Did you happen to know that? A mere ounce of the stuff can be stretched into a fine wire about 5 miles long. If you were to pound that same ounce of gold, it would form a thin sheet that could cover 100 square feet. It won’t corrode or rust, so it will last almost indefinitely. It is also all around us. It is in our seas and rivers and bodies of water. It is in the crust of the earth that is beneath our feet. It is also in our plant life. Unfortunately, it is very hard to locate and extract, so it is very expensive as well. It takes about 2.5 to 3 tons of gold ore in order to make 1oz of pure gold.
Jewelry’s Most Popular Metal
The most popular metal in the modern jewelry of today is gold. More specifically, You can find many different forms of heart jewelry that use gold. In terms of one single jewelry item, it is without a doubt the “simple gold wedding band” (since weddings are so popular). As we mentioned, gold is malleable and soft, it can’t really be utilized in its pure form. It must be mixed with other metals in order to make it more strong and durable. Do you know what combining two or more metals is called? The resulting metal is called an alloy, and most of the gold that we use in our jewelry today is found in the form of an alloy. What types of gold jewelry are there you ask? Consider: (1) 18k gold jewelry, (2) 14k gold jewelry, (3) Indian gold jewelry, (4) White gold jewelry, (5) Gold jewelry, (6) 24k gold jewelry, (7) Rose gold jewelry, (8) Gold body jewelry, (9) Wholesale gold jewelry, (10) Gold charm jewelry, (11) 22k gold jewelry, (12) Gold horse jewelry, (13) Gold plated jewelry, (14) Other cool gold jewelry items.