Positive Impacts of E-books

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There are a lot of sources of information which provide readings in many mass mediums such as books, encyclopedias, newspapers, brochures and many more. In line with the advanced progress of technology, readings also could be done digitally on computer screen. Up to date, electronic books or much simpler to be known as Ebooks are preferable in search of wide range of information. Referring to Viloria, (2008) “Ebooks are form of texts, pictures, video and even audio comprised into an electronic file. For instance, a document typed in Microsoft Word is one of the examples of an ebook” (p.1) They are extant in different formats for example PDF, PDA and EXE-compiled HTML format. This type of on-screen documents increasingly used because of their vast vantages compared to conventional printed textbooks. This essay which entitled “The Positive Impacts of Ebooks” explicates several impacts, which means strong effects of electronic books towards various issues. First and foremost, electronic books bring a promising impacts towards environment since they reduce the needs of trees for the purpose of printing. According to the site “Environmental Science & Technology,” (2008) “ Reducing paper use does more than save trees. Pulp and paper mills are also a major source of pollution. The reason that pulp and paper mills are contributing to pollution is because they release harmful gases to atmosphere such as carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxides, sulfur oxides, carbon monoxide and particulates, which cause global warming, acid rain, smog and what worst to human, is respiratory problems.”(p.4242-4245) Scientifically, paper bleached with chlorine release dioxin, a carcinogenic substance. It is always a good idea to save the environment by recycl... ... middle of paper ... ...ant, J. M. A. (2004). Are electronic books effective in teaching young children reading and comprehension? International Journal of Instructional Media, 31(3), 303. Grimshaw, S. (2007). Electronic books: Children's reading and comprehension. British Journal of Educational Technology, 38(4), 583-599. Harroff, W. (2010). E-Books Advantages Over P-Books. Charlotte Johnson. Retrieved November 15 2010 from http://faculty.mckendree.edu/william_harroff/ebe/ebook_advantages_over_pbooks.htm Nelson, M. R. (2008 March/April). E-books in higher Education: Nearing the End of the Era of Hype? Retrieve Nov 18, 2010 from ECAR Research Bulletin. www.educause.edu Stanford University Makes E-book Investment. (2007, July 6). In Book Business Magazine. Retrieved Nov 17 2010 from http://www.bookbusinessmag.com/story/story.bsp?sid=68596&var=story.
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