Books, books, books everywhere. No matter where you look, it’s likely you’ll find a book nearby. When computers came along, many people feared their arrival marked the death of the book.
Lucky for the world’s bookworms, this doesn’t seem to be happening.
Whether the reading is for fun, excitement, reference, assignment, or education books seem to be here to stay. Many people who love books also enjoy their computers, too, proving that there is room enough for both technologies.
And many people claim that when getting an education books just can’t be beat. Books have been written on every subject under the sun and there is something to be learned from very one of them.
It’s not just the “book learning” you get from reading a book, either. For practical education books can be invaluable resources right on the spot where the knowledge can best be applied.
For example, in culinary education books have been written about every cooking technique, every cuisine, and every ingredient any cook could possible want to work with. These cook and reference books can be taken into the kitchen, to the supermarket, to the forest while foraging for wild foods, and anywhere else the information they contain might come in handy.
For gardening enthusiasts looking to cultivate their horticultural education books can be taken out into the garden where they come in really handy when trying to determine if the newest colony of bug infestation is friend or foe or to identify the volunteer plants that are springing up all over the place. And they’re nice to have at the fireside in the dead of winter where plans for next summer’s garden are chasing away the winter blues.
These are just some examples of the portable education books can provide. Of course, computer enthusiasts will claim they can do the same with their laptop computers and the newer, smaller, models of hand-held devices that seem to be flooding the market lately.
This may be true. Computers, in all their guises, are pretty handy, and increasingly portable, but nothing will replace the comfort value of a good book.