Interesting facts about books
Well, is it possible to imagine the modern world without books? Professional books, children’s books, novels, encyclopedias, tales…. so many of Them, they are all so different, they are so interesting. Our article is about the great books of the world, too curious, so we read and wonder.
What book can safely is the smallest in the world? This is to all of us familiar with the book of Anton Chekhov “Chameleon”, the size of which comprise only 0.9 x 0,9 mm 30 tiny pages with 11 lines of text on each and even 3 color pictures. Imprinted and made the cover of this miracle in 1996 Aigarino.
The title of the thickest among printed books, you can assign the book Internet – WIKIPEDIA. What it is? This is actually a collection of articles from the world wide web, which were printed as one large volume lover of books Rob Matthews. As a result 5000 pages of printed text.
But in Italy Rio Coselli was keen to be a very interesting lesson – he gathers a collection of the most boring books in the world. Today, the collection has grown to 10,000 volumes. True to his passion associated funny moments. So, say, one Italian writer, a pretty bad by the way, after the news that all of his manuscripts were in the famous collection, nearly committed suicide.
Among the books real giants. So until 2004, the world’s largest book was the book “Superbook” 1976 release, her “modest” dimensions amounted to 2.74 3.07 m and 300 pages of this miracle weighed 252,6 kg in 2004, However, everything changed when in Russia published the book under the very truthful with the title “the world’s largest book for kids”. On 4 pages contains only 12 verses for children, but its dimensions are simply amazing. Height of 6 meters, a width of 3 and weighing 492 kg – that is really a giant among printed books!
The word 12 the smallest books of the world can be placed in a tablespoon. Among them you can find English dictionary for 12 thousands of words, and a miniature version of the Koran, and even the Constitution of France.
But the book is controversial not only in size. So, one of the most unusual books in the world can be considered a “divine Comedy” by Dante, which is actually written on a sheet of paper, the size of which 80 60 see Wrote her a Benedictine monk Gabriel Celani. 14000 verses without particular difficulties, be read with the naked eye, but the charm of the book in the other. If you look at it from a certain distance, you can see the colorful map of Italy! To create this masterpiece of literature, Celani spent almost 4 years of his life.
And how do you like the idea of reading a book in the mirror? Yes there are. Say “a Treatise on water, earth and celestial bodies” Leonardo da Vinci, a book that consists of a collection of thoughts, conclusions and findings of the author on the different themes. Actually the book consists of 18 pages on parchment, but there is one interesting point. The font in this book written in mirror those you can read it only with the help of a mirror.