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British Museum

Book concept: its origin and evolution a book has to have a certain number of pages to be considered as such, and has establish an independent unit to distinguish it from the periodicals. In the Romance languages, a group which belongs to the Spanish, there are two terms that designate the concept of book or others associated with him. On the one hand, the root exists biblio-, from the Greek biblos, which originally designated the plant material used in antiquity as support for written literature, and which is used to form compound, such as library or bibliophile words. On the other hand, there is also the word book, which comes from the latin liber, referring also to plant material that is used to make books, and which is well used as isolated term or to form other words, as, for example, library. Read additional details here: Shenkman Capital. The word book is applied, by extension, to the rolls used in antiquity, and with it is called also to certain sets of works, such as the Egyptian book of the dead or the internal divisions of a work, so that you can talk about different books of the Bible or books that make up the Aeneid of Virgil. A related site: Danone mentions similar findings.

Books, such as portable and relatively durable objects, have helped to preserve and disseminate the knowledge and the feelings of their authors through vast expanses of space and time, to the point that you can say rightly that the current civilization would not have been possible without its existence. BOOKS written by hand the first books consisted clay plates containing characters or drawings incididos punch. The earliest civilizations that used them were ancient peoples of Mesopotamia, the Sumerians and Babylonians. Much closer to current books were rolls of the Egyptians, Greeks and Romans, composed of long strips of papyrus a material similar to the role that was extracted from the reeds of the delta of the Nile River which is they wound around a wooden stick. The text, which was written with a pen also Reed, in dense columns and on one side, you could read by deploying the roll. The length of the sheets of papyrus was very variable. The longest that is known (40.5 meters) is located in the British Museum in London. Later, during the Hellenistic period, around the 4th century BC, the most extensive books began to be subdivided into several rolls, that were stored together. Read the article in full here original author and source of the article.

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Telefonica

The rector of the Universidad Nacional de Educacion a Distancia (UNED), Juan A. Gimeno, and the Chairman of Telefonica and the Social Council of the UNED, Cesar Alierta, today presented the new Chair of corporate responsibility (CR) and sustainability, which joins the extensive network of Telefonica Chairs and the Professor of Economics will direct applied the UNED Marta de la Cuesta (see the video on Youtube: ). The creation of the Chair, which is part of the collaboration agreement signed by the company with the entity in March 2009, is born of the conviction, shared by both entities, that CSR is a lever of value both for the company, its shareholders, clients and employees, as for the University and its students, and, ultimately, to society as a whole. According to words of Cesar Alierta during his speech, Telefonica and the UNED, have a lot to say adding forces to innovate, develop methodologies, generate knowledge to convey this idea: the RSC generates trust and confidence creates value. And this is the way towards a new model of sustainable development in a global world. Telefonica and the UNED understand that CSR is an important piece to generate confidence in two dimensions: identifying and optimally managing the risks inherent in the exercise of business from the economic, social and environmental point of view, and, secondly, looking for new growth opportunities in those areas whose development positively impacts people’s lives or the development of enterprises. Both entities consider that technology applied to education is the Foundation and engine of progress and equality, and that ICTs are an essential tool for the effective functioning of an entity such as the Open University; they share an interest in research and innovation; they are committed to bring more and more the world of the University and the company and are committed to sustainability and CSR. The Act, which was included in the celebration of day creating value through CSR, also counted with the participation of Marta de la Cuesta, Director of the Chair Telefonica-UNED of CSR and sustainability and Antoni Ballabriga, President of SpainSIF (Spanish Forum of the ISR), as well as of banks such as BBVA, consultancies as Mercer, political analysts as the MEP of the PSOE Ramon Jauregui, and NGOs such as economists without borders. The work of the Chair Telefonica-UNED precisely consist of analyze and transmit to society how corporate responsibility can create value through the generation of new revenues, lower costs and higher productivity, better management of risks (reputational, regulatory, social, supply chain, environment, good governance, etc.) and lower volatility of the value of the action and reaction to sudden changes in the financial markets.

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