Johannes Gutenberg and the Printing Press (Pivotal Moments in History)
By Diana Childress
2008 | 164 Pages | ISBN: 0822575205 | PDF | 10 MB
Can one invention really change the world? Before the mid-fifteenth century, books were printed by hand, making them rare and expensive. Reading and learning remained a privilege of the wealthy--until Johannes Gutenberg developed a machine called the printing press. Gutenberg, a German metalworker, began in the 1440s by making movable type--small metal letters that were arranged to form words and sentences, replacing handwritten letters.