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Brief summary for those who don't want to read the whole thing - reading in the United States is in decline, but not to the extent suggested by the Jenkins Group survey. I'll take each point from the question in turn and attempt to answer it. I wasn't able to find the Jenkins Group survey referred to, however I found two useful reports by National ...


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It happened due to alleged copyright infringement in July 2009 On Friday, it was “1984” and another Orwell book, “Animal Farm,” that were dropped down the memory hole — by Amazon.com. In a move that angered customers and generated waves of online pique, Amazon remotely deleted some digital editions of the books from the Kindle devices of readers who ...


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It's not a hoax, it is a real copy of Nursing: A Concept-Based Approach to Learning, Volume I (2nd Edition). See Education Company Under Fire For 'Racist' Nursing Textbook The company acknowledged that it is real, saying: While differences in cultural attitudes towards pain is an important topic in medical programs, the table from this Nursing text ...


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I don't think this is correct. Your eye muscles might get 'tired' but there's no reason for damage to the eye to occur in terms of vision. Our eyes have evolved to compensate for motion very well. There is a similar myth that reading in low light damages the eye. You're more likely to have a problem with car sickness. This is thought to be caused by a ...


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Criteria Since it's virtually impossible to count the number of people who have read any published book, the claim must be analysed on purely statistical/circumstantial evidence. I propose to show whether the Bible is the most widely available book in terms of translations and copies. Then I will examine whether a copy of the Bible is more or less likely ...


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Amber tinted screens do not make the device better for reading in the sense that they allow you to read more easily. The purpose of the tint is to diminish the effect that the phone's screen has on your sleep cycle. Studies indicate that bright blue lights can interfere with the body's sleep cycle by changing one's levels of melatonin, a hormone that ...


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The Jenkins Group reading statistics have been apparently disowned by the group. Some of them were based on a variety of legitimate sources, including the Book Industry Study Group and U.S. News & World Reports per libereading, but things like calculating the percentage of high school graduates to never read another book for the rest of their lives is ...


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Maybe but heavily leaning towards yes, a newly published article (as of June 21, 2013) in the peer-reviewed open-access PLOS ONE journal. The article itself is actually quite in depth and includes the math that was involved with the analysis, but the follow section from the discussion is the crux of their argument, One of the strongest clues in this ...


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According to the Middle East Media Research Institute's Special Dispatch No. 48, Hitler's Mein Kampf In East Jerusalem And PA Territories: Mein Kampf "is sixth on the Palestinian best-seller list". This was back in 1999, and supports the claim of the BBC article in the OP which is from 2002. Though the title in the OP generalizes to "Muslim countries", ...


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Yes, the book is real. From Amazon.com: Cooking For Your Dog Tasty, healthy and safe recipes In addition, there's another photo (example link) of the book with a sticker on it, seemingly with a different background:


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As for recent statistics from credible sources on this question of high school graduates and book reading, PewResearchCenter, a conductor of public opinion polling, demographic research, content analysis and other data-driven social science research was kind to publish this reading snapshot in January 16, 2014: This 'reading snapshot' indicates that only 64%...


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Despite the name, most of the dinosaurs in "Jurassic Park" lived long after the Jurassic period. That ended about 145 million years ago, while dinosaurs like T. rex and velociraptor lived in the later Cretaceous period, some 60 million years after that, when the atmospheric conditions were much more like the modern condition (one reference: An atmospheric ...


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Another resource on reading statistics is the book Reading Matters: What the Research Reveals about Reading, Libraries, and Community by Catherine Ross, Lynne McKechnie, and Paulette Rothbauer. This book has data from a variety of sources grouped by age of reader. One idea I took from this book is when evaluating reading studies, you need to understand how ...


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