Which is more important, book knowledge or experience ?

@tudors (1556)
February 5, 2009 9:36am CST
How do you compare book knowledge and experience ? which is more important ? As I see it, book knowledge covers a wider range of knowledge, almost everything you can think of. Opening up an encyclopedia and sitting in front, then the whole world is unfolding before your eyes. One's personal experience is relatively limited by many factors though we do learn from practice. Yet we can not experience everythng, every field. So i would say book knowledge is more comprehensive while individual experience is more practical. Do you agree or disagree?