Let's Find Out! Primary Sources: Gutenberg's Bible, 1st Edition

  • Jason Carter
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  • ISBN-10: 1508103283
  • ISBN-13: 9781508103288
  • DDC: 686.2092
  • Grade Level Range: 3rd Grade - 6th Grade
  • 32 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released February 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017

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Few books have had as much of an impact on history as the Gutenberg Bible. Readers will learn how the Bible that Johannes Gutenberg began work on in 1450 resulted in a transformation in the distribution of knowledge and sparked incredible growth in literacy. Theyll find out how Gutenbergs printing press worked, how books had to be copied out by hand before its invention, and what already extant tools helped inspire Gutenberg. The Gutenberg Bibles layout and decoration are discussed, while images of the pages from the book itself impress upon readers the importance of consulting primary sources.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Primary Sources.
2: The Gutenberg Bible.
3: The Early History of Books.
4: How the Printing Press Changed the World.
5: Johannes Gutenberg's Early Life.
6: Invention of the Printing Press.
7: How Gutenberg's Printing Process Worked.
8: Creation of the Gutenberg Bible.
9: A Simple Layout.
10: Ink.
11: Decorations and Color.
12: A Serious Disagreement.
13: Remaining Copies.
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