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As a physical object, a book is a stack of usually rectangular pages made of papyrus, parchment, vellum, or paper oriented with one longer side either left or right, depending…

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This sense of book has a restricted and an unrestricted sense. A book is both a usually portable physical object and the body of immaterial representations or intellectual object whose…

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In the unrestricted sense, a book is the compositional whole of which such sections, whether called books or chapters or parts, are parts, depending on the direction in which one…

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A book is both a usually portable physical object and the body of immaterial representations or intellectual object whose material signs—written or drawn lines or other two-dimensional media—the physical object…

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The technical term for this physical arrangement is codex in the plural, codices. In the history of hand-held physical supports for extended written compositions or records, the codex replaces its…