The Evolution of the Book. By: Mikayla Jordan, Elizabeth Aviles, & Tanner Brown. Circa 3500 B.C. Cuneiform. http://www.mesopotamia.co.uk/writing/images/pic.jpg. 2400 B.C. Papyrus. http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_dyhv8F3lK6A/TNWzy6wBUPI/AAAAAAAAAPI/ZbmogIYtohs/s1600/blank-papyrus.gif. 600 B.C.
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The Evolution of the Book
By: Mikayla Jordan, Elizabeth Aviles, & Tanner Brown
Circa 3500 B.C.
Left to Right writing and reading.
Cai Lun was credited with inventing papermaking, using bark, hemp, old rags and used fish nets.
Advent of illustrated, handwritten manuscripts.
The first book is printed on paper.
The Chinese invented a movable type but was unsuccessful due to too many characters.
First block printing was in Egypt.
Johann Gutenberg completes his work, the spreading of words.
Circa 1455 A.D.
The 42 line of Gutenberg bible was printed.
Printed books was widespread in Europe
1639 – 1640 A.D.
America’s first book is printed “The Boy Palsmbook”
Chlorine is discovered and will bleach paper.
The first amendment is passed.
Books are wrapped in paper jackets.
Dime novels are being sold and are printed on cheap paper.
Johann Gutenburg completes his work, the spreading of words.
257 public libraries are open, where you can access cheap books
The Charles Boni Paper Books influences book clubs and paperback novels
Nazis begin book burning.
Pocket books enter paperback market.
The microchip is invented.
The encyclopedia is available on CD-rom.
The internet is made available for commercial use.
Books are being sold online.
70,000 book titles and 50,000 publishers.
2001 – 2006 A.D.
E-books grows slowly
Online books increase because Amazon.com scans 120,000 books for online users.
Japanese-based cell phone novel via text message.
Amazon kindle is invented.
Bookshop technology allows for quick scanning.