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The History Of Books and Their Impact On Society

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Transcript of The History Of Books and Their Impact On Society

today
c. 3000 BC
The History Of Books And Their Impact On Society
Structure
Early Years
Printing
Impact on Society I
Books nowadays
E-books
Impact on Society II
Early Years -
The Beginning of the Book
ca. 3100 b.C. writing with symbols was invented
Clay Tablets to keep record of good exchange
Codex = traditional form of a book
Papyrus scrolls and books from Egypt
China invented paper
everything handwritten
Printing
"Diamond Sutra" first printed book in China in 868 CE
Gutenberg - invented the printing press with replaceable letters
metal plates are commonly used in printing
1457: First color printing
Impact on Society I
historical documentation of happenings and experiences
greater exchange of information
communication got more easy
faster duplication
multiple copies of texts
more education
Books Nowadays
Improved working conditions
Faster = more
Mid-20th century-->European book production rises to over 200,000 titles per year
Variety of Books (paper, printing etc)
e-books
1971: Project Gutenberg is the first digital library
1996: There are more and more texts online
2003: e-Books are sold worldwide
2010: Apple releases the iPad with an e-book app called i-Books. --> 7 million iPads are sold
2012-2013: E-books sold in the US market collects over 3 billion in revenue
Impact on Society II
Effect:
changes in the social life
highlight the work of scientists and new ideas on technologies
Education
--> Bring the world closer!
Sources
http://www.e-book.com.au/bookhistory.htm
http://www.etudes-francaises.net/dossiers/ebookEN.pdf
http://www.the-digital-reader.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Kindle_Paperwhite_35438287_35437744_35438313_35438312_02_620x4331.jpg
http://www.fastcompany.com/1842370/how-fiction-impacts-fact-social-impact-books
http://chalcedon.edu/research/articles/what-difference-can-a-book-make-the-impact-and-influence-of-the-genesis-flood/
http://www.zainbooks.com/books/mass-communication/introduction-to-mass-communication_19_effects-of-print-media-on-society.html
http://publishing.about.com/od/Books/
http://english8.fsu.edu/Courses/ENG4834_S11/Book_History_Timeline.pdf
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