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They love covers of all books

  1. Feb 23, 2005 #1
    That is Japanese people's thought, so how about you and your people ? Which one is important ? Why do you think it is important ?

    Thank you

    Christophe...
     
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  3. Feb 26, 2005 #2

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    I have not seen all book covers.
    I do not love all book covers that I have seen.
    I would only "love" or "hate" a book cover after experiencing it.
    I don't find it important if I do.
     
  4. Feb 27, 2005 #3
    Why do japanese love the covers of all books? It's something associated with religion, culture...?

    Why do japanese always go with a camera in their hands...?
     
  5. Feb 27, 2005 #4
    Never judge a book by it's cover..or lack thereof
     
  6. Feb 27, 2005 #5

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    Am I the only one who cannot understand what this means? :confused:
     
  7. Feb 27, 2005 #6
    I don't get it.
     
  8. Feb 27, 2005 #7
    It's simple... traditionally, the Japanese made books out of rice paper, and customarily added salt to the covers to make them last longer. Japanese book covers were tasty. Today most book covers are inedible, but the liking persists.
     
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  9. Feb 27, 2005 #8

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    :rofl: :rofl:

    I didn't understand the OP either.
     
  10. Feb 27, 2005 #9

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    This calculus book tastes awful! D@mn you people for tricking me into tasting it! :mad:
     
  11. Feb 27, 2005 #10
    Math Is Hard, here, want this physics one instead? I swear it tastes a lot better... :cool:
     
  12. Feb 27, 2005 #11

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    nice try, Andromeda!!! :rofl:
    I remember once I gave my friend some special white-chocolate-coated dog-biscuits for her dog. I brought them to work and the things just looked awfully delicious! In a fit of mischief, we were able to trick four programmers into sampling them by telling them they were cookies! :biggrin: :rofl:
     
  13. Feb 27, 2005 #12

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    You're just evil MIH! :uhh: But I guess we already knew that.

    Let's see, if I had to pick a cover of a book I like best, I guess I'd pick the back cover. The front cover is mostly redundant with the title page, but the back cover has either a description of the book or a little bio about the author...that makes it interesting.

    Though, for eating, I'd have to say I prefer paperbacks. Hardcovers are just too chewy. :rofl:
     
  14. Feb 27, 2005 #13

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    yea yea.. i have this bio book and its so heavy it makes my bookshelf tilt - because on the other end i have a calculus book which is of the same volume.. but half the weight - weird.

    "if it stinks, biology. if it evacuates the building, chemistry. if it doesnt work, physics" :rofl:
     
  15. Feb 27, 2005 #14

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    Reminds me of a young scientist I once knew who was invited to a paper-reading event but misheard and thought it was a paper-eating event.

    Considering how much textbooks cost, and how little you get for them on trade-in, making them edible would be a really nice bonus! Instead of those worthless CD ROMs they bundle in, how about a Hershey bar? Now that's value-added!
     
  16. Feb 28, 2005 #15

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    ^^ I'm all for it...

    I had a friend once who was really into smelling books...(I'm serious...). He said you could tell alot about a book from its smell. He was a bit wacky...I guess that goes without saying ;-)
     
  17. Mar 1, 2005 #16

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    I think the people here have done a tad too much of eating book covers... :biggrin: :tongue2:
     
  18. Mar 1, 2005 #17

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    It's good for you, lots of fiber in those book covers! :tongue2:
     
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  20. Mar 1, 2005 #19

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    It sure would solve the problem of the starving grad student. Once you're done with a chapter, eat it for dinner.
     
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