History of eBooks
The concept of electronic books has been around since 1930, when Bob Brown dreamed of a machine that would "allow us to keep up with the vast volume of print available today and be optically pleasing." Brown came up with the idea after watching his first "talkie," which was an early term for a movie with sound. The "readie" machine Brown envisioned would allow readers to adjust the size of the printed type, avoid paper cuts, and even save trees.
Many innovative people contributed to the modern eBook. A teacher from Spain, "ngela Ruiz Robles, patented the first electronic book reader in her country in 1949. That same year, Roberto Busa began indexing the works of Thomas Aquinas; a CD-Rom version of the index became available for distribution in 1989, and the online version of the index appeared in 2005. Doug Engelbart headed a project that formatted documents for storage on mainframe computers in the 1960s. Many experts believe Andries van Dam coined the term "electronic book" at about the same time.
Benefits of eBooks
Today’s online books are vastly more powerful and useful than conventional printed books. Thanks to computers, smartphones, and the internet, modern eBooks also have greater potential to reach people.
Like printed books, online books have an International Standard Book Number (ISBN), a unique number that identifies commercial books. ISBNs are numbers, not barcodes, consisting of 13 numbers that identify each edition of a book.
eBooks publisher Ologybooks publishes a large variety of online books, including:
Ologyonline makes it easy to download and read eBooks online or offline. Ologyonline makes information in eBooks available at the click of a button. Readers never have to travel to a bookstore, sign up for a magazine, or wait for books to arrive in the mail.
eBooks present information in a searchable format, so readers can search the content for specific information. Electronic books can show hyperlinks for easy access to reference sites and additional information about a topic. eBooks may be interactive and include videos, animations and audio, which improves user experience and enriches understanding about the material contained in the book.
Because they do not use paper from trees, eBooks are environmentally friendlier than traditional science books. Downloadable to computer hard drives, tablets, smart phones and other types of electronic readers, eBooks are lightweight and easy to transport. eBooks take up very little storage space and can be easily transferred from one device to another.
Ologyonline makes it easy to read the latest news in science, technology and engineering. All Ologyonline books contain relevant and informative articles, research results, and more. Ologyebooks also publishes a popular series of audio books that make it easy to learn information through hearing content rather than reading it.
Because of its easy-to-use format, advanced features, and dedication to quality publishing, Ologyonline is quickly becoming the online journal of choice when it comes to science eBooks.