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Bibliographic Entry Result
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Standardized
Result
The United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Institute for Statistics. Book Production. Retrieved 31 May 2009. [Large Table]
Europe (1995): 672,776
Oceania (1995): 11,358
Africa (1995): 13,468
Asia (1995): 320,549
N+S America (1995): 121,313
World Wide(1995): 1,139,464
Lawrence, Mcgill. Art History Publishing. Connexions, 21 Sep 2006. [See graph below.] US (2004): 190,000

A book is a set of written, printed, or blank sheets of paper or parchment bound together into a volume. Currently, it is estimated that there are hundreds of thousands new books published every year in the United States and millions in the world.

Due to the age of technology, the invention of the digital printing, an author can print their book much more faster than before the age of technology. Based on the graph we could see that from 1952 to 1998 the number of world wide books have been printed 10 times as many as before.

In this world there is always pros and cons. In the age of technology it made printing easier, but due to the expansion of internet and web page there is a new invention called the E-Book. A E-Book is a book produced in electronic format or by using a scanner to scan a book. The new invention of E-Books could effect the production of books. Simply, an E-Book could be access by a click of a mouse and it doesn't take up as much room as a physical book.

Jian Xun Zheng -- 2009


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