Invention Of The Printing Press Essay

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During the Renaissance was spreading in Europe, in 1450s a German scientist Johannes Gutenberg invented the printing press, which made him the most influential person of the last thousand years, who put the end of a long evolution in human communication. The most important consequences of the printing press were the expanding knowledge to the world, the spread of religion and the development of science.
The invention of printing press expanded the knowledge of the people about the world and the things that happened during the time. Printing press spread the knowledge to the people by maps and geographic images. The map from 1489 didn’t show the things really realistically, but it was the first map to show that Africa had a southern border (doc
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Printing press developed a different method of producing books. According to woodcut images from 16th century, scribes were writing the books by hand from the dictation of a scholar before the invention of the printing press and after the invention print shops were created for printing books in the mid-1500s (doc 1). Before Gutenberg’s press, monks and scribes were handwriting books with pens in scriptoriums and this took them many months and even years to finish a certain book, no matter is it small or big. The invention of the printing press was an advantage for creating books, because it facilitated the creation of books and took less time for the production. It made possible the creation of thousands of identical copies by pressing one button instead of handwriting them for years. Printing press made many scientists’ publications a reference and inspiration for other scientists and creators, who were born later, as they were printed and made in books. Isaac Newton read many books in his College, which included information, experiments and observations of philosophers and scientists as Galileo Galilei, Rene Descartes, Aristotle and other astronomers, physicists and mathematicians (doc 6). These books helped him develop his new principles and results by observing other scientists, philosophers and mathematicians. Newton was a brilliant scientist, who actually stood on other thinkers’ shoulders
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