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Further reading needed[edit]

There was no further reading for this article so I compiled one. It's a topic that has long interested me and I have often talked to publishers about it. (my first essay about textbooks was published in 1970, and I wrote a textbook in 1971. But I try to keep up.) I looked at several hundred cites and selected under 10% -- those based on scholarship, that were recent, and covered major university fields such as history, psychology, physics, biology, English, business, marketing, and also electronic and online issues. I also looked for sources outside the USA, such as China and Australia. I did not find any books that tried to survey the textbook field as a whole. Is 18 titles too many? Not for people interested in textbooks, and not for a long article that covers scores of millions of textbook users in thousands of schools. Rjensen (talk) 04:08, 26 March 2014 (UTC)

Origin of the word textbook[edit]

I find the word 'textbook' a little odd. There are loads of other books that contain text and coursebooks often contain more than just text. So what is the origin of the word? It is American English, so it can't be too old. DirkvdM (talk) 14:08, 1 June 2016 (UTC)

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Definition of Textbook[edit]

Hello, I was wondering what are your thoughts on the current definition of the lead, as the former definition could apply to reference works as well as to textbooks, which could be confusing.

I have changed this: "A textbook is a comprehensive compilation of content in a branch of study." to this "A textbook is a book containing a comprehensive compilation of content in a branch of study with the intention of explaining it." so as to make the definition narrower and make sure it only refers to textbooks.

Thank you for expressing your thoughts!

Apolo234 (talk) 12:31, 6 October 2020 (UTC)