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The story of writing : alphabets, hieroglyphs & pictograms

Author: Andrew Robinson
Publisher: London : Thames & Hudson, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : New edView all editions and formats
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Writing is one of humanity's greatest inventions. Without it there would be no history and no civilization as we know it. But how, when and where did writing evolve? This book discusses the history  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Robinson
ISBN: 0500286604 9780500286609
OCLC Number: 172818065
Notes: Subtitle from cover.
Description: 232 p. : ill. (some col.), col. maps ; 26 cm.
Contents: I. How Writing Works; 1. Reading the Rosetta Stone; 2. Sound, Symbol and Script; 3. Proto-Writing; II. Extinct Writing; 4. Cuneiform; 5. Egyptian Hieroglyphs; 6. Linear B; 7 Mayan Glyphs; 8. Undeciphered Scripts; III. Living Writing; 9. The First Alphabet; 10. New Alphabets from Old; 11. Chinese Writing; 12. Japanese Writing; 13. From Hieroglyphs to Alphabets - and Back?; Postscript in the New Millennium.
Responsibility: Andrew Robinson.

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"The most accessible and informative book available on the major writing systems of the world."

 
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