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reduced section[edit]

I culled the section bloat under "Book Manufacturing in the modern world" - now "Book manufacture in modern times" but want to say the former detailed information would really suit a wiki text book on the processes, measurements etc. It's too much for an encyc article, but a text book would be good. Just sayin' Manytexts (talk) 08:13, 21 April 2013 (UTC)

Parts of a book missing[edit]

Hello! I think the parts of a book as indicated in the outline of the article -Outline of books- would be a key element to include here. It could be added as the second section by itself, after etymology, or under design or manufacture.... Does anyone agree?Catgirl (talk) 13:39, 24 February 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 4 May 2014[edit]

101.221.128.152 (talk) 18:55, 4 May 2014 (UTC)

Red information icon with gradient background.svg Not done for now: We cannot accept empty requests. Please clearly describe the changes you want made in your edit request in a "please change X to Y" form, so we know exactly what you would like to change. Thanks, Mz7 (talk) 20:38, 4 May 2014 (UTC)

boustrophedon[edit]

I'm not sure why the word boustrophedon needs an etymological discourse, but given that it has one, some-one has marked it as needing a citation. This page is protected, so I'll give a citation here: The American Heritage Dictionary of the English LanguageHoughton Mifflin Company, Boston etc. copyrigth 1969, 1970, Fifth Printing. (the explanation is at the dictionary entry)211.225.33.104 (talk) 10:30, 7 October 2014 (UTC)

A paper product ?[edit]

I am surprised to see at the bottom of the article the model paper product because it is very reductive and is contradictory with the definition of a book. Books exist for thousands of years, on all kinds of support. Codex26 (talk) 17:20, 25 January 2015 (UTC)

Not true - book is a format, too. While we can say, and write an article, that book is written document, one which can take any format, while we can talk about a book in broad sense of the word, we need to take a notice that only one particular format is a "book". Interestingly, exactly that informations are what this article lacking. --Santasa99 (talk) 15:31, 22 April 2015 (UTC)

Not a Book article ![edit]

This article isn't article on Book. It contain broad informations on writing, all formats of written doc's, while on an idea and invention of "Book" one can't read one sentence ! Argument that all written documents are books, in one way or another, doesn't alleviate awful fact that we can't find a shred of information on "Book" as binded written text, as a format, and who and when brought that idea. Who is the first to make a "Book" !?--Santasa99 (talk) 15:22, 22 April 2015 (UTC)

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117.213.248.6 (talk) 15:29, 21 September 2015 (UTC)

collapsed essay
      Books are our true friends. As a great writer says: They are our never-failing friends. They teach us, they influence us; they change the very course of our life. It is said that true friend is one who helps us in our need. Whenever we need advice we should open the proper book and seek advice. Many people take advice from books when they are depressed. The books tell us not to be depressed because our duty is to do our work and not desire for the reward. Their choice like friend's choice should be wise and judicious. A friend may deceive, but surely not a book.
 

Books are immortal:

         Man is mortal but books are immortal. The great writers like Valmiki, Tulsidas, Surdas, Shakespeare, Aristotle, Plato and many others died centuries ago but the books written by them are living. Among them Rishi Valmiki and Swami Tulsi Das are the products of the books. They were very low in their lives, but later on as authors, they became immortal and divine. This is a lone example from the vast sea of knowledge. And in their books they are also living. When we read their books we feel that we are in their company.

Books are food for the mind:

        As chapattis, vegetables, fruits and sweets are food for our body, books are food for our mind. Our mind can be healthy only if we take good mental food i.e., read good books. So we should read good books and make our mind healthy.

Uses of books:

Uses of books are too many. Books introduce us into the best society; they bring us into the presence of the greatest minds that have ever lived. We hear what they said and did, we see them as if they were really alive, we sympathize with them, enjoy with them and grieve with them. We become good, noble and civilized. They dispel darkness. They take us from gloominess to enlightenment. Books have played a pivotal role in the lives of all great men. They were not great but these books transformed them to dizzy heights of greatness. Now books are available in ample number. They are as many as the subjects are. Books can be had on every branch of knowledge, whether it is science, art, psychology, engineering, technology, literature, medicine etc, can be learnt through these books and are varied and plenty. They give us comfort; they soothe the thumping heart and wavering mind. Many books are meant for serious reading. They are read for examination purposes. They are gone through for success in life. Some are red for recreation and entertainment. Some are for casual or light reading. Science and technology have advanced a lot. More and more knowledge is being added everyday. There are books through which your hunger for knowledge can be satisfied. These printed words, bound in the form of books, can best guide you, advice you and philosophize you. It is for you to choose good books. Do not be in a great haste in the matter of books. Meet the master minds of the world in the coziness of your drawing-room. They are there to give you a word of advice, a word of hope and cheer and a word which can change the very course of your life. Books do different things for us. When we are sad they amuse us. Humorous books and books on satire amuse us. Biographies of great persons inspire us to do great deeds. They build our moral character. Abraham Lincoln was very much fond of reading books. He was too poor to buy books. So he borrowed books and read them. He read the biography of George Washington- the first president of America. He was inspired from Washington's life and became the U.S. president himself. So books have done us great good in the form of changing our attitude towards life. They have cheered us. They have helped us. They have been instrumental in our progress. Books are a perennial source of truth, bliss and beautitude. In a way we move in their company and their experiences become ours. Without books no fresh ideas are possible and without fresh ideas no cultured society is possible. No wonder that the world keeps its books with great care. So read as many books as you can, chew a few and digest the fewest. We should consider ourselves fortunate that good books are available to us. But we should be beware of bad books and not read them.

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