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).
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... 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 ... to the long-term preservation of paper and book material ...
... /zɛr.əˈhɛm.lə/) 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 ...
... 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 ...
... 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 ...
... In 1982, a comic book adaptation of the film called A Marvel Comics Super Special Blade Runner was released by Marvel Comics ... 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 ...
More definitions of "book":
- (noun): A number of sheets (ticket or stamps etc.) bound together on one edge.
Example: "He bought a book of stamps"
- (verb): Register in a hotel booker.
- (noun): A major division of a long written composition.
Example: "The book of Isaiah"
- (noun): Physical objects consisting of a number of pages bound together.
Example: "He used a large book as a doorstop"
- (noun): A written version of a play or other dramatic composition; used in preparing for a performance.
Synonyms: script, playscript
- (noun): A collection of rules or prescribed standards on the basis of which decisions are made.
Example: "They run things by the book around here"
Synonyms: rule book
- (verb): Engage for a performance.
Example: "Her agent had booked her for several concerts in Tokyo"
- (noun): A compilation of the known facts regarding something or someone.
Synonyms: record, record book
- (noun): The sacred writings of the Christian religions.
Synonyms: Bible, Christian Bible, Good Book, Holy Scripture, Holy Writ, Scripture, Word of God, Word
- (verb): Record a charge in a police register.
Example: "The policeman booked her when she tried to solicit a man"
- (noun): The sacred writings of Islam revealed by God to the prophet Muhammad during his life at Mecca and Medina.
Synonyms: Koran, Quran, al-Qur'an
- (noun): A written work or composition that has been published (printed on pages bound together).
Example: "I am reading a good book on economics"
Famous quotes containing the word book:
“A book should long for pen, ink, and writing-table: but usually it is pen, ink, and writing-table that long for a book. That is why books are so negligible nowadays.”
—Friedrich Nietzsche (18441900)
“The reading or non-reading a book will never keep down a single petticoat.”
—George Gordon Noel Byron (17881824)
“To revolutionize, at one effort, the universal world of human thought, human opinion, and human sentiment.... All that he has to do is to write and publish a very little book. Its title should be simplea few plain wordsMy Heart Laid Bare. Butthis little book must be true to its title.”
—Edgar Allan Poe (18091849)