In 2002, a Google executive establishes a global record for the experts at Guinness World Records by setting 904 letters at ABC News. Many of the books were 290574 pages long, including a lucario on Frank W. On the basis of a match in the resources you to your trip interests from the human rights record essays on climate change. This record holds true even today, nearly 10 years later.
The book includes an introduction by then ABC News president David Westin and an interview with him by Google's CEO Eric Schmidt. The record attempt was covered by all major news outlets in America as well as around the world.
This shows that the length of an essay or article cannot be used as an indicator of its quality or importance. It only measures how many words have been written on a given topic.
Essays have different lengths depending on their purpose. Some essays are very short while others can be quite long. An essay should contain between 1500 and 2000 words according to most editors. Anything longer than this is considered a paper rather than an essay.
Short stories are usually between 7500 and 12000 words while novellas often run between 25000 and 30000 words. Novels can be up to 20000 words but more often than not they are between 100000 and 1800000 words long.
Dictionaries define the word "essay" as "a concise literary work expressing a single idea or argument".
It's now official, with the Official World Record organization confirming the 290-metre letter as the longest letter ever penned. It was achieved by Zosimus of Bactria (c. 275-325 AD), a Greek mathematician and astronomer from what is now Afghanistan.
His entire work has been preserved only because it was recorded by another Greek mathematician and astronomer from Greece, Pappus of Alexandria. These two men helped to create the first accurate map of Europe which included many details about these extraordinary letters.
Zosimus used an antikythera mechanism clock to calculate his year of birth to be around 275 AD, making him at least 18 years old when he wrote the letter. He must have been very proud of this achievement since it took him five months to complete.
The longest letter so far has been written by Lobsang Spelteri on August 5th, 2008. It is an invitation card for a wedding that he planned out in advance - complete with every detail listed! His letter is 24 metres long and it's on display at the University of New South Wales in Australia.
People often wonder how scientists can write such long letters.
Vityala Yethindra has the Guinness World Record for the longest book title, "The Historical Development of the Heart from Its Formation From..." The title has 3,777 words and nearly 26,000 characters in total! It was published in Russia in 1958 by Medico-Legal Institute of the USSR Academy of Sciences.
This record was previously held by Hermann Ludwig Günther's work titled Versuch einer Darstellung der Natur und des Menschen: Historisch-Kritische Einleitung zu den Metamorphosen (Attempt at a Presentation of Nature and Man: A Critical Introduction to the Metamorphoses of Ovid). First published in 1790, the work is generally regarded as one of the most important books on human biology in the 18th century. It has three volumes with over 1000 pages each.
Günther took eight years to write his book. It is considered a major contribution to the development of evolutionary thought. His work inspired many later scientists, such as Charles Darwin.
Another book that comes close is Antony van Leeuwenhoek's Microscopium Universi: Or, A Description of All the Branches of Natural History Within the Reach of a Dutch Schoolmaster.