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How Paper Changed the World

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Hannah Simmons

on 15 November 2012

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How the Invention of Paper Changed the World. Hannah Simmons How did paper originate? -It took over 3000 years to come up with paper.
-Originated in China
-Egyptians invented papyrus
How to make paper:
-Mix finely chopped mulberry bark and hemp rags with water
-Mash it flat & press out any water
-Let it dry in the sun Who came up with paper? About Ts'ai Lun Ts'ai Lun -First person to describe how to make paper from cotton rags

-China 150 B.C.

-The word "paper", is from Papyrus: a plant that was popular in Egypt that made thick, paper-like material. So basically... -Paper was invented back in ancient times but is still extremely popular today
-Paper has given the oppurtunity to come up with many important references such as The Bible or The Declaration of Independence.
-Paper has given the world so many oppurtunities to learn, record and even draw. Effects + - -Religion
-Treaties/Official Documents
-More Education
-Journels of historic events -Less trees
-Leads to more waste
-Littering How can we change
paper for the better? -Find a way to make it with either less tree's
-Encourage more people to recycle and not to litter
-Use more technology so that we aren't wasting paper -Use no tree's at all
-Completely stop using paper all together Possible Not Possible Works Cited Lauer, Janice M. "Invention in Rhetoric and Composition." Lauer:. The WAC Clearinghouse, 2004. Web. 12 Nov. 2012. <http://wac.colostate.edu/books/lauer_invention/>. "Paper History." History of Paper. Casepaper, 2012. Web. 13 Nov. 2012. <http://www.casepaper.com/resources/paper-history/>. Carr, Dr. Karen. "History of Paper." - History for Kids! Dewahost, June-July 2012. Web. 15 Nov. 2012. <http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/literature/paper.htm>. "History of Paper." Paper Online -. European Paper & Packaging Industries, 2012. Web. 15 Nov. 2012. <http://www.paperonline.org/history-of-paper>.
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