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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... In 1982, a comic book adaptation of the film called A Marvel Comics Super Special Blade Runner was released by Marvel Comics ... 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 ...
... 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 ...
... 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 ...
... 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 ...
... 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 ... 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 ...
More definitions of "book":
- (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): The sacred writings of the Christian religions.
Synonyms: Bible, Christian Bible, Good Book, Holy Scripture, Holy Writ, Scripture, Word of God, Word
- (noun): A record in which commercial accounts are recorded.
Synonyms: ledger, leger, account book, book of account
- (noun): A compilation of the known facts regarding something or someone.
Synonyms: record, record book
- (noun): A major division of a long written composition.
Example: "The book of Isaiah"
- (noun): A written work or composition that has been published (printed on pages bound together).
Example: "I am reading a good book on economics"
- (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 number of sheets (ticket or stamps etc.) bound together on one edge.
Example: "He bought a book of stamps"
- (noun): A written version of a play or other dramatic composition; used in preparing for a performance.
Synonyms: script, playscript
- (noun): Physical objects consisting of a number of pages bound together.
Example: "He used a large book as a doorstop"
Famous quotes containing the word book:
“... you can have a couple of seconds to rest in. I mean seconds. You have about two seconds to wait while the blanker is on the felt drawing the moisture out. You can stand and relax those two secondsthree seconds at most. You wish you didnt have to work in a factory. When its all you know what to do, thats what you do.”
—Grace Clements, U.S. factory worker. As quoted in Working, book 5, by Studs Terkel (1973)
“It is with a good book as it is with good company.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (18031882)
“A book is a version of the world. If you do not like it, ignore it; or offer your own version in return.”
—Salman Rushdie (b. 1947)