You probably came across Top Lists – books that you want to read it. For me personally, these lists are useful to know, and not forgetting there something important. But books published so much that one can hardly have time to read at least small part of them. And preferably with the best part. Correctly say: in life you want to read ten books, but to learn what, you just need to read thousands.
And really, how many books people can read? A bit of history. In Cuneiform library established king Assurbanipalom (VII century bc, Assyria) storing more than 20,000 clay books. Clay was the first material for books. In the age of papyrus book's richest book collections of antiquity was Bibliotheca Alexandrina Ptolemaic kings (about 700,000 papyrus scrolls). The first Gutenberg printing experiments began in 1440 created the first Gutenberg printing equipment, has invented a new way of making a font. And already second half of xv century was a time of triumphal march of printing in Europe.
The first printed book of the Moscow State is printed by Ivan Fedorov and Petr Mstislavets "Apostle" in 1564 and already in 18 century Russia produced 9.5 thousand editions. In the Soviet Union during the period 1918 -1982 he – published 34 million books and pamphlets circulation of more than 57 billion Only Tolstoy published a number – 323200000, Pushkin – 301400000, – 142100000, Lenin – 600 million copies . We turn to the present day. In 2008 alone Mr. – 123 Thousands of titles were released circulation 760 million copies. Look to the West – Library of Congress, the largest library in the world, contains more than 130 million items, including: more than 30 million books and other printed materials for 470 languages, more than one million issues of newspapers from around the world, 58 million manuscripts. Thanks to computers, the Internet, we have access to any information. In this digital information to 3 million times greater than print (all ever published). According to the company Webscan Technologies in the first half of 2008 was published in RuNet 13100000 news. Half of them, of course, is duplicated on different sites, but nevertheless the figures are impressive. Rhythm of Life accelerated. Other competitors newspapers (in the form of tv, radio) and take away without a little time left to read. And you want to read so much. What's left to do in this crazy information flow? Only one solution – improve the efficiency of their information. And not only in terms of reading books, but also when dealing with other types of information. Ability to work effectively with information in the 21 century – will be one of the main competences of man. And yet – how many books the average person can read in my life? If you read an average of 3 books a month for 60 years, receives about 2,000. Is this the limit? What to do with the 123,000 books published only in 2008, not to mention published previously.