Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Book - From Wikipedia

Book - From Wikipedia. This is a copy of the Wikipedia article on the book. I have placed a copy of it at some old space I have at Michigan State University. I am trying an experiment. I am going to keep this text pure and away from the editing that goes on constantly at Wikipedia. I'll check back periodically and see if the editing has improved the article. It will be easy to compare the two with an untouchable copy at my site. It might make for a good paper. Or it might be less interesting to write about than I thought...

From the site:

A book is a collection of leaves of paper, parchment or other material, bound together along one edge within covers. A book is also a literary work or a main division of such a work. A book produced in electronic format is known as an e-book.

In library and information science, a book is called a monograph to distinguish it from serial publications such as magazines, journals or newspapers.

Publishers may produce low-cost, pre-proof editions known as galleys for promotional purposes, such as generating reviews in advance of publication. Galleys are usually made as cheaply as possible, since they are not intended for sale.

A lover of books is usually referred to as a bibliophile, a bibliophilist, or a philobiblist, or, more informally, a bookworm.

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