About Google Books
Provides free access to over a million public domain books. You can find books by searching for titles, topics, authors, etc. You can also browse popular books and find books via category.
There’s an interesting backstory about the work involved to prepare so many books for mobile devices. If you use Google Book Search, you’ll notice that our previews are composed of page images made by digitizing physical copies of books. These page images work well when viewed from a computer, but prove unwieldy when viewed on a phone’s small screen. Our solution to make these books accessible is to extract the text from the page images so it can flow on your mobile browser just like any other web page. This extraction process is known as Optical Character Recognition (or OCR for short). In cases where there are OCR errors in the text, you can tap on the text to see the original page scan of the text.
Google Books puts one of the world’s largest libraries in your pocket. Happy reading!
- Google Books
- Post Date:
- August 10, 2009
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