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How Long Have Books Been Around

In evolution how long have modern humans been around.

Seems strange that if modern humans were around for longer then 10,000 years then why is our technology just starting to pick up ……Did it take the summerians 4,000 years to perfect writing?

Remember those who win wars write history.But for the Rosetta Stone we would be totally lost.Remember that in the Dark Ages brain surgery was an everyday event. All the books were destroyed so we don’t know what happened (that is why its called the dark ages).

Botswana Pula. How long has it been around.

So we have to study botswana pula for EMS, and we have to know how long this type of money has been around, can anyone give me the answer? Its not in any of my text books and I can’t find the answer online.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Botswana_pu…

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how much longer will books be around.

i mean as we know them and use them, or will they go the way of the 8-track tape player?

I think we will always have books, but I would bet someone will figure out another way to make them in a very different form. I also think that high school textbooks are doomed, since they are way too heavy and can be offered in CD-ROM form already. The classes I teach are going to be giving everyone the CD of the textbook and just keep the regular books in the classroom next year, so that students don’t have as much weight in their backpacks.

Christendom has endured for 2000 years how long has atheism been around.

No denying that Catholic and the Popes in the history book has been around all that time, they claim the apostle Saitn Peter as first from year 64. The world I live in knows that it has had the bible in it from 1611 after Christ and the English colonies began 1620 after Christ and the bible is an excepted translation after it was in circulation 303 years at WW1 [ WW1 was 1260 days, or 42 months [ 42 months times 30 days is 1260 days, after 1260 years and 1260 years from Daniel at end of Judah kings until the time of the end ]; Rev.11:3 [ 1260 and 42 months, Rev.12:6, 14 [ 1260 or 3 1/ 2 years WW1 ]; Rev.13:5 [ 42 months ]; now at 2008 the bible has been in circulation 397 years with many translations.The bible has quite a history in the 6074 years after Eden, and the 3561 years after Exodus at 2008 after Christ,

How long have children’s books been around.

How long would you say they’ve been around?

For a really long time. Like, even before the 1800’s. In fact, I’d guess books for children were probably around before books for adults, at least entertainment-wise. Stories for children usually taught morals and were often used to get them to bed, scare them into obeying, etc.

How long has tobacco smoking been around.

Doing a research report and wikipedia seems to be misleading me on tobacco history because i know it has been around longer than the use by indians in the americas

I found this for you :Prehistory: Although small amounts of nicotine may be found in some Old World plants, including belladonna and Nicotiana africana, and nicotine metabolites have been found in human remains and pipes in the Near East and Africa, there is no indication of habitual tobacco use in the Ancient world, on any continent save the Americas.The sacred origin of tobacco and the first pipe (Schoolcraft)c. 6000 BCE: Experts believe the tobacco plant, as we know it today, begins growing in the Americas.c.1 BCE: Experts believe American inhabitants have begun finding ways to use tobacco, including smoking (in a number of variations), chewing and in probably hallucinogenic enemas (by the Peruvian Aguaruna aboriginals).c. 1 CE: Tobacco was “nearly everywhere” in the Americas. (American Heritage Book of Indians, p.41).http://www.tobacco.org/History/Tobacco_H…There’s lots of info, and it should be able to help you with your report.

How long have these fairytales been around.

Not the MOVIES, but about how long have the story itself been around?:)Cinderella?Beauty & The Beast?Aladdin?Sleeping Beauty?Snow White?Tarzan?And any other Disney classic cartoons you can think of?:)

well if you’re talking about the oral or literacy form, most of them were conceived well into the 1700s. Specifically Cinderella originated in classical antiquity .The Greek historian Strabo (Geographica Book 17, 1.33) recorded in the 1st century BC the tale of the Greco-Egyptian girl Rhodopis, “rosy-cheeked”, who lived in the Greek colony of Naucratis in Ancient Egypt. They tell the fabulous story that, when she was bathing, an eagle snatched one of her sandals from her maid and carried it to Memphis. While the king was administering justice in the open air, the eagle, when it arrived above his head, flung the sandal into his lap. The king, having been stirred both by the beautiful shape of the sandal and by the strangeness of the occurrence, sent men in all directions into the country in quest of the woman who wore the sandal.

How long have Primus stoves been around.

I’m writing a book based in 1917, would they have been around then?Here’s hoping…(A very random thing, I know.)

Franz Wilhelm Linqvist invented, and received the patent for, the kerosene burner in the late 1880’s. They were very well received, apparently, so much so that “Primus”, the company, was formed around them. They started small but mass production began around 1910 when they were first shipped abroad.Both World War I and World War II carried some model of Primus stove.Matter of fact, my own first stove was a Primus. It was the last one in stock of the last model made before the company became known (I forget why) as “Optimus”.From what I glean (see Source#1 below), around 1892 was when the very first Primus (though perhaps not yet named such) was manufactured. It may be debatable as to whether Linqvist actually developed the Primus or bought the design.At any rate, it has been around for a lotta years!To quote one website (see Source #2):”With Amundsen using a ‘Primus’ to reach the South Pole and Hillary taking ‘Primus’ stoves to climb Mount Everest the word became used by many people to describe any pressure camping stove.”So yes, I suppose the Primus was around in 1917!Best of Luck on your book!

How long has Cocaine been around.

I’m writing a book about a vampire and in her early days of being a vampire, at age sixteen, she is a coke dealer and I would like to date the time as far back as I can, meaning I must know when Cocaine started being made and sold. Also, how much would it cost back then? Please and thank you!

Cocaine was an ingredient in Coca-Cola (where coke got it’s name) and also used as a over the counter pain medicine in the mid-late 1800s. I think it was first put into powdered form in the 1850sHowever, South Americans had been chewing it in leaf form for thousands of years.It was definitely used for recreation by the late 1800s. It was also used as a weight loss drug because one of the side effects is a suppressed appetite.Soldiers even used it as a type of energy pill during WWII… which frankly is insane. More likely they just enjoyed the high, and used it as an escape.As for the price… I don’t know for certain. But it could not have been much, because coca-cola sold for 5 cents a glass back then and cocaine was one of the main ingredients.Please keep in mind that cocaine was perfectly legal all the way up to 1970. When a product (especially one grown en mass in a 3rd world country) is legal and easy to come by, then the price is not going to be very high.

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  1. As for technological advancement… it’s a process. You don’t go from knapping chert to engineering synthetic DNA in a fortnight.books will always be around. some people refuse to view them online or books on tape that sort of thing. it’s a mentality some people have. so as long as there is a demand for them, they’ll always be around. much easier to read a book in hand than view one as a PDF file or something.

  2. Atheism has been around since the beginning of time and shall remain until the end of ignorance. Since ignorance is timeless so shall atheism endure. Christendom shall perish with dawn of true knowledge, but atheism shall continue beyond the dawn of true knowledge until the time when ignorance is destroyed totally and true knowledge shall prevail over the Universe.

  3. the Indians had tobacco

  4. books will always be around as long as people can read the printed word AND use their imagination

  5. The smell of the smoke can get into the house from the neighbors. It gets on the walls, in the curtains and into everything. It will stay in the hair and the clothes until washed with a good soap. Smoking gets on the sink and on the fingers.

  6. I think this question is unanswerable, because tobacco was developed by Indians and what they did, or found, or created was not recorded on record, it was also a great help in Jamestown. But this is what i think about this question. THIS IS MY OPINION, NOT FACTS!!!!

  7. the gospel of savlation was here way before it was written down. the Bible says the gospel was preached even to abraham. don’t make the mistake in thinking that people of the OT were saved a different way from the people of today. they trusted in the LORD just as we do today.Look at http://www.drugfreeworld.org/drugfacts/c…there’s the therevada school of buddhism from about 6th century BCE, and the carvaka school in india from the same era. then there were some early greek philosophers like diagoras of melos in the 5th century BCE. but they were persecuted by the pagan romans and then eradicated by the christians, proclaiming yourself an atheist would have been as good as a death sentance for at least 1400 years when europe was totally under the sway of christianity. so atheism is at leat 600 years older than christianity.

  8. Anyone clinging to their pagan religions was converted at the point of a sword, starved into submission or killed.SEcond Edit – NO, heretics were people well versed in the church, often devout followers, who saw problems and questioned the church. Or who had new ideas about the way religion should be seen. THAT is what they got burned for – for questioning men who considered themselves the only authorities on god.

  9. History demonstrates that technological advancement proceeds exponentially, not linearly. This means that the initial hurdles took much longer to climb over. We had to first learn to communicate. Then that developed into complex, abstract sharing of ideas. This process took tens of thousands of years. Then on to written communication… and so on. Where it took tens of thousands of years to develop a complex communication system, it took just thousands to develop a useful system for storing/sharing information.

  10. People did smoke opium and hashish in other countries before they had tobacco, though. But I don’t think anybody outside of the the Americas was using it until at least 1600.

  11. I read cartoons and comics way too much and this is what i think:Well, there may have been a mass inhalation of it, rather than it cigarette form, but we certainly have examples of that (one reason wiki is not that reliable)

  12. It wasn’t until 40,000 years ago we had the “Neolithic Revolution” when agriculture and domestication started. Previously we were nomadic hunter gathers. Estimates of the world population of 10,000 years ago place the species at only one million people. It tool 5,000 years to get to 5 million and another 3,000 to get to more then 20 million (and these estimates could be way high)link below should be helpful ,with all the info.you need for your research:….a really long time. at least 1700’s, for sure, probably earlier. mostly it was little primers with little stories to help kids learn to read( then they’d go on to things like latin and the bible, yay!).

  13. Since the first people started believing in higher powers – there was always someone who did not believe in those higher powers. Millienia.

  14. We’ve been around for over 100,000 years.Tobacco was introduced to the rest of the world in the 16 and 1700s as far as I know.

  15. I will have to say that tobacco use has been around since the begining of man, but on way to start is with John Rolfe. He was one of the founding fathers of tabacco in the United States/ The Americas.

  16. The stories have been around for thousands of years. You can look up each and find when it was collected and published. Tarzan is a novel, not a Fairytale. And Fairytale is a very divisive title usually given to non Mediterranean folklore and non Grecco-Roman mythology.

  17. Of course people were still atheistic before that, but there just wasn’t a label for them.

  18. The idea of having books specifically for children came about in the 19th century. They remained unusual up until the early 20th century, when printing prices made them affordable.☺

  19. Atheists have always existed but they had to hide it. Now, we don’t kill atheists, non-believers or Jews – so people can be more open about their beliefs.

  20. Atheism has been around since the first guy that thought it was a good idea to try to convince other people that there were invisible people in the sky watching us.atheism has been around just as long as there have been believers. they are people dormant to the life that God enables, and that was a result of sin killing the spirit of man.

  21. Each step gets shorter and shorter, which is why it feels like we’ve been around for so long and only recently exploded technologically.As long as people buy, collect and possibly read them.

  22. It would seem that cocaine is some form was used as far back as 3000 years ago.

  23. 34 years ago, when the first child was born.

  24. As long as there are readers, books will be around. Personally, I hate reading online or listening to books on tape. There’s something about the “ritual” of just curling up with a good book that cannot be replaced by modern technology.

  25. Before the 1800’s, books were mostly copied by hand. It had to be done by professional scribes, and only the very rich could afford them. As such, no one thought to write books just for children. At the time, children’s stories (from Aesop or the Brothers Grimm) came from traditional folk tales. They were handed down orally, and were only put into books much later.

  26. since man could speak

  27. Written communication is only one part of advancement. Clay tablets and papyrus only get one so far. There are many factors that go into the long-term sharing and storage of information/knowledge that leads to technological development… population, transportation, health, culture, etc.Atheism has been documented to the time that the Jews were just writing their myths down on sheep skin. It is likely that it predated that and existed as soon as the first human or Neanderthal came up with a god or gods.

  28. Heretics didn’t believe EXACTLY as the main church and were executed. ANYONE that said they didn’t believe in God, Christ, the devil or said that Christ was human and not god, was killed.books will be on earth another 100 years and than 100 years later there is no such thing as books!

  29. Forever, reading a book on a computer screen is ridiculous! Love books.

  30. the oldest kids book i’ve read was from the mid 1800s, but i’m certain they are older than that.

  31. Answer: not as long because Christians kept killing anyone that disagreed with them.

  32. Any type of story has been around since people first learned how to communicate

  33. I hope they never go away. There is nothing better then getting lost in a good book.Ever since God created Man.

  34. EDIT- Wow Miko, perhaps we should pity you, that you have let life grind you down so much that your dreams, hopes, even your family (apparently) have suffered. Perhaps YOU are the one needing to reexamine your life, it’s priorities and maybe spend some time with that family of yours. A job can always be found – your family won’t always be as they are right now.Depending on the source humans like us are 100,000 to 200,000 years old. Most likely we’re closer to 200,000 years old.

  35. Look at South America – they had some of the most intelligent, advanced civilizations and they barely flourished before collapsing, and what they knew has only been uncovered in the very recent past. Contribution takes time, if you’re lucky enough to not be snuffed out or stalled by things like war, religion, disease, etc.

  36. I don’t know how it could have been used before the Native Americans; their culture has been around for thousands of years. Who was using it before them? The Egyptians? Is there any reference to tobacco in the Bible, for example?

  37. since 1863 coincidentally the same exact year as the emancipation proclamation now isnt that strange

  38. Modern humans can be traced back to 200,000 years in Africa, and 60,000 to 80,000 years in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Warfare and disease, drought, and other natural disasters keep pushing human development back. During the black death in Europe in the Middle Ages, Europe lost at least a third of it’s population. Communicaton broke down and governments collapsed. The last ice age ended 10,000 years ago. Because of the melting glaciers that covered much of the world, the levels of the oceans rose. Any city or town built near the sea ended up under the ocean.

  39. You cannot compare a book to a 8-track tape player. Electronics are always been updated to keep consumers buying them. That has to do more with capitalism. While more people today seem to spend more time playing with electronics, there are those like myself, who will always considers books to be timeless. Actually you should read 1984 by George Orwell. I think its relevant to your question.

  40. I still have dreams, hopes, ideas- and time for my family and new experiences. But that’s because I made family come first. Oh, and before you get on me about it, my family is currently sleeping- they need their sleep.Not having lots of people around and moving about doesn’t lend itself to building a civilization. Agriculture could well have started as there was less new land to move to when a band grew too large and other bands held the land around them.

  41. They were smoking opium in the Roman times.

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