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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... 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 ...
... /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 ... 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 ...
... 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 ...
... 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 ...
... 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 ... Stability of the climate is critical to the long-term preservation of paper and book material ...
More definitions of "book":
- (noun): The sacred writings of the Christian religions.
Synonyms: Bible, Christian Bible, Good Book, Holy Scripture, Holy Writ, Scripture, Word of God, Word
- (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 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 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
- (noun): A number of sheets (ticket or stamps etc.) bound together on one edge.
Example: "He bought a book of stamps"
- (verb): Record a charge in a police register.
Example: "The policeman booked her when she tried to solicit a man"
- (noun): Physical objects consisting of a number of pages bound together.
Example: "He used a large book as a doorstop"
- (noun): A written work or composition that has been published (printed on pages bound together).
Example: "I am reading a good book on economics"
- (verb): Engage for a performance.
Example: "Her agent had booked her for several concerts in Tokyo"
- (verb): Register in a hotel booker.
Famous quotes containing the word book:
“It is remarkable that, notwithstanding the universal favor with which the New Testament is outwardly received, and even the bigotry with which it is defended, there is no hospitality shown to, there is no appreciation of, the order of truth with which it deals. I know of no book that has so few readers. There is none so truly strange, and heretical, and unpopular. To Christians, no less than Greeks and Jews, it is foolishness and a stumbling-block.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)
“For a good book has this quality, that it is not merely a petrification of its author, but that once it has been tossed behind, like Deucalions little stone, it acquires a separate and vivid life of its own.”
—Caroline Lejeune (18971973)
“Too much traffic with a quotation book begets a conviction of ignorance in a sensitive reader. Not only is there a mass of quotable stuff he never quotes, but an even vaster realm of which he has never heard.”
—Robertson Davies (b. 1913)