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SBNs were first used in the UK in 1969. In 1970 they became ISBNs (International Standard Book Number) and started appearing world wide.
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What effects has World War 1 placed upon Australia in the twenty first century?

None other then having to stop gambling in RSL clubs in Australia at 6 PM in remembrance of the fallen.

Which place is the first to usher in the New Year?

According to Wikipedia: . Because of the division of the globe into time zones, the new year moves progressively around the globe as the start of the day users in the New Year. The first time zone to usher in the New Year is just west of the International Date Line. At that time the time zone to the east of the Date Line is 23 hours behind, still in the previous day. The residents on the central Pacific Ocean island of Kiritimati (Christmas Island), the eastern-most island in the island nation of Kiribati claim to be the first to usher in the New Year. .

In what year did the first super bowl take place?

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What year in time did the book Tom Sawyer take place?

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Books for mbbs first year?

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In what year did the first night carrier landing take place?

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What was the first product to have a bar code on it and what year?

The first product to have a bar code scanned was a pack of Wrigley's Juicy Fruit Gum. It happened on June 26, 1974. The pack of gum and the sales receipt are in the Smithsonian Institution. It was a 10-pack of Wrigley's Juicy Fruit sold in 1974. It was in Marsh's grocery store. The barcode scanner was built by NCR. Wrigleys chewing gum it was on a quiz at school

Man's first flight into space took place in the year?

On 12 April 1961, in Vostok 1, Yuri Gagarin became the first human to go into space

Where and when does the book a year down yonder takes place?

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What year did Wizards of Waverly Place first come out?

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What year did the book Number the Stars take place in?

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What year did the comic book code begin?

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What year does the Nancy drew books take place in?

The original version of the first Nancy Drew book was published in 1930. Today, 80 years later, Nancy Drew Girl Detective books are still being published. The books each take place in the time in which that individual book was publsihed.

In what year does the book 'The Secret Garden' take place?

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What year did Peyton Place first air?

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What year does the book Hoot take place in?

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How you get ISBN code?

Each country has an issuing authority - a web search should reveal who that is in your country.. ISBN's are usually issued in blocks, rather than singularly, usually tens. Part of each one is a code for the publisher, which can be anyone (at least in the UK).

Is the ISBN different for every book?

The ISBN is specific to every book title. So if it's the same book, only a different copy, it will have the same ISBN. Two different books or editions of the same book will have different ISBNs.

What year did the book Cracker take place in?

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Did the Phillies drop below first place this year?

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In the book evil genius by catherine jinx what year does the book take place in?

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What year does the last apprentice books take place?

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What year was the first book?

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What is the ISBN of Books?

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What year did the first blood bank take place?

The first blood bank was organized in Russia in 1930. The method ofstorage was improved by a medical researcher for the U.S. Army in1939 for use in WW II, which instituted the modern blood bankmethods used today.

What year and where did the first organ transplant take place?

The first organ transplant took place on the 17th June 1950 at the Little Company of Mary Hospital Chicago America. The organ was a kidney taken from a woman who had died from liver disease. The kidney was transplanted into a 49 year old called Ruth Tucker who was suffering from poly-cystic kidneys.

What year does The Hunger Games take place in the book?

The book doesn't say. Neither does the movie. But the consensus of most educated readers is around 200 years from now. Also, there is a petty poster here who likes to read their own text. In my last response, I gave a reasonable timeline of events, added to their answer, but then they came back and deleted all of it except their response. To the person who did it, You're a slimeball! After you have deleted this response, why don't you go and delete something educational off Wikipedia that took a lot of research, time and typing?!

What year did The Mysterious Benedict Society book take place?

This book did not take place in any certain year as this is a fictioal book with fictioal setting.

What are all the places visited in the book the year of the hangman?

the year of the hangman by Gary Blackwood takes place in England and in New Orleans.

What years does the book the outsiders take place?

It took place, in: the year of: *(1965)* lol, I loved reading that book! It's pretty awesome!!!!!

What does the first artemas fowl book say in code?

Original version - "The prophecies of Ohm, phlegm pot cleaner, to Frond, elfen king. I am Ohm, phlegm pot cleaner to the king, but I am much more than that for I see the future written in the phlegm. For centuries we pixies have read the phlegm, but I am the best there has ever been. My visions are generally of little importance, I foretell outbreaks of troll pox or gas spasms among elderly dwarfs, but sometimes even a poor pot cleaner can see wondrous things. A vision came to me two moons ago when I was gazing deep into his majesty's own phlegm pot. I was heating the pot over a flame when the sign appeared. This vision was more vivid and detailed than any I had previously seen. Because of its importance I decided to write it down for posterity and so I can say I told you so. I saw an age when the People have been driven underground by the Mud Men. This is what the phlegm told me. In this time one shall come among us, Fowl by name and foul by nature, a mud man unlike any other. He shall learn our secrets and use them against us. I see him now as plain as day. His face is pale he has dark eyes and raven hair. Yet it must be a mistake for he seems a mere youth. Surely no mud boy could outwit the People, but now I see that the boy is not alone. He is aided by a formidable warrior, scared from a thousand battles. This Fowl shall hold the People to ransom for their most precious possession, gold, and in spite of all our magic there is still a chance that he will prevail, for he has discovered how to escape the time field. Unfortunately how the story ends I cannot say, but there was more to see. There is another story to come. Someone will bring the People and the Mud Men together. The worst of both races. This fairy's goal is to grind all the creatures to earth beneath his boot. And who is traitor its is not clear, but he shall start a war unlike anything the People have ever seen. Those who were enemies shall be united against him, and for the first time there will be mud men below ground. I have one clue to his identity, a riddle. Goblins shall rise and Haven shall fall. A villainous elf is behind it all, To find the one who so disappoints, Look ye to where the finger points. Instead of one face this elf has two, Both speak false and none speak true. While publicly he lends a helping hand, His true aim is to seize command. I know. Its not very plain is it I don't understand either, but perhaps in the future all will become clear. Look for a powerhungry elf who has a finger pointed at him during our tale. And so, this is Ohm's legacy. A warning that may save the world from total destruction. There's not much to work with I know. The details are a bit sketchy. My advice to you is to consult the phlegm. It may be that you are sensitive. I have buried this prophecy with my phlegm pot. If you are not fortunate enough to work as a pot cleaner then there is usually a supply of phlegm every time you have a cold. Here ends the first prophecy of Ohm. Because of the importance of my visions I shall repeat the prophecies once more. If you have just begun to understand the text then read on. If you have worked out the entire message then congratulations. Now go and save the world." New version - "The first reference to Artemis Fowl in the human media is in a newspaper article from Dublin chronicle. Artemis made the paper by solving the riddle of the mayor of Dublin's chains. The mayor held a press conference, to appeal for help after the cities priceless chains of office were stolen. Artemis managed to persuade his bodyguard to bring him along. When the reporters had finished asking their questions, Artemis raised his hand. The Mayor allowed the small boy to ask his question, expecting something simple and childlike. Instead Artemis asked him, to name three kinds of butterfly. When the mayor could not answer, Artemis stood on his chair and addressed the journalists present. He told them that in his opinion the mayoral chains could not have been stolen from the secure vault or taken from around the mayor's neck without his knowledge. So this man could not be the mayor, he must be an imposter. The proof of this was that the real mayor was a keen butterfly collector and would most certainly have been able to answer Artemis' question. Most journalists laughed, but one did not. He suggested that the mayor allow himself to be fingerprinted. The man calling himself mayor panicked and ran. It was later discovered that this man was indeed an imposter. He was the mayors own twin brother. The real mayor was being held in a warehouse in the south of the city. The plan was to hold him for a week while his twin's gang looted the mayoral mansion and cashed the insurance cheque for the ceremonial chains. Artemis Fowl was six years old when he foiled this plan. "

What is the first code for the first card of the thirty nine clues book?

Even if I told you my card code, you wouldn't be able to use it because you cannot use the same card code twice. Sorry. :(

Can you order a book with the ISBN?

Yes, you can go to popular web sites (such as and search for books using the ISBN.

What year did the first UFC take place?

The first ever UFC event - UFC 1 was held on November 12 th 1993 at McNicholas Sports Arena in Denver, Colorado, USA. Fights were held in a knock-out tournament fashion. Royce Gracie def. Gerard Gordeau by a rear naked choke submission move to win the tournament. The event was attended by 2800 people and was watched on pay per view by approximately 86000 people.

What year did The Mysterious Benedict Society books take place?

The exact year is unknown, but judging by the lack of common technology, I'd say the 90's.

What place is home to the first known written code law?

The first written code of law was written in Mesopotamia by KingHammurabi. It was known as Hammurabi's Code.

What year was the book chase by Jessie haas taken place?

Well it seems it doesn't say it specifically in the text. That's why I use context clues. Phin, the boy, is mostly looking for food most of the time, it's southern, ( Because all the shooting with the dust and sand everywhere too ). It might have taken place during 1940 or 1950. Down south.

What year does the book lottery rose take place?

2013, the year of the curry, era of Tilak Patel ragequit, zen noob, curry boy, and leaving best friends

Why do books have an isbn number?

Books have an isbn number so that each title can be distinguished on international databases and identified. Different editions will also have different isbns.

What is the ISBN for a dog training book?

There are many dog training books available, and each one will have their own ISBN number. The book Don't Shoot the Dog: The New Art of Teaching and Training has an ISBN number of 1860542387. The book The Power of Positive Dog Training has an ISBN of 0764536095.

What year was the first book made ever?

1435 Guttenberg printed in first bible on his printing press inGermany. Before that books were hand made and illustrated by monksthroughout Europe. As long as 8,000 years ago the ancient Greek hadscrolls that were used as books. A large library complex was builtover 5,000 years ago in Constantinople that contained centuries ofbooks and scrolls, but this complex eventually burned and the worldlost the knowledge contained there. The Romans used clay tabletsand scrolls to keep records and today the Vatican library containscenturies of writings from throughout the history of man. From hisearliest days man drew or recorded what he saw, hunted, andexperienced. Should you want to know how old the book in its now familiar formis - bound on one side, pages of equal size, written or printed onboth sides - the answer is that the first books in that specificform date back to around the first century AD.