Book

A book is a set of written, printed, illustrated, or blank sheets, made of ink, paper, parchment, or other materials, usually fastened together to hinge at one side. A single sheet within a book is called a leaf, and each side of a leaf is called a page. A book produced in electronic format is known as an electronic book (e-book).

Books may also refer to works of literature, or a main division of such a work. In library and information science, a book is called a monograph, to distinguish it from serial periodicals such as magazines, journals or newspapers. The body of all written works including books is literature. In novels and sometimes other types of books (for example, biographies), a book may be divided into several large sections, also called books (Book 1, Book 2, Book 3, and so on). A lover of books is usually referred to as a bibliophile or, more informally, a bookworm — an avid reader of books.

A shop where books are bought and sold is a bookshop or bookstore. Books can also be borrowed from libraries. Google has estimated that as of 2010, approximately 130,000,000 unique titles had been published.

Read more about Book:  Etymology, Book Manufacturing in The Modern World, Book Design, Sizes, Collections of Books, Identification and Classification, Uses For Books, Paper and Conservation Issues

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Leo Marks - After SOE
... In 1998, Marks published a book about his work in SOE — Between Silk and Cyanide A Codemaker's Story 1941-1945 ... The book was reportedly written in the early 1980s, but didn't receive the UK Government's approval for publication until 1998 ... Three of the poems published in the book were scrambled into the song "Dead Agents" by John Cale and performed at a series of multimedia concerts in London in April 1999 ...
Arnold Schwarzenegger - Book
... Schwarzenegger's "tell all" book, Total Recall, was released on October 1, 2012 (the day before his illegitimate son's birthday) ... The majority of his book is about his successes in the three major chapters in his life bodybuilder, a box-office, high profile celebrity, and his seven years as Governor of California ...
Zarahemla
... is the name of a prominent land, a capital city, and a leader in the Book of Mormon ... The Book of Mormon is revered by members of various Latter Day Saint churches as sacred scripture ... Some interpret Doctrine Covenants 1253 as suggesting that the Book of Mormon’s Zarahemla coincides with an 1841 Mormon settlement within the borders of the state of Iowa, west of the Mississippi River ...
Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep? - Adaptations - Comic Book
... In 1982, a comic book adaptation of the film called A Marvel Comics Super Special Blade Runner was released by Marvel Comics ... Beginning in 2009, BOOM! Studios started publishing a 24-issue comic book limited series adaptation of Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, containing the full text of the novel ...
Book - Paper and Conservation Issues
... Pulp-based paper made books less expensive to the general public ... Books printed between 1850 and 1950 are at risk more recent books are often printed on acid-free or alkaline paper ... is critical to the long-term preservation of paper and book material ...

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