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The story of writing : alphabets, hieroglyphs & pictograms

Author: Andrew Robinson
Publisher: London : Thames & Hudson, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : New edView all editions and formats
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Writing is one of humanity's greatest inventions. But how, when and where did writing evolve? This work discusses the history of decipherment and then each of the major writing systems in turn, from cuneiform and Egyptian and Mayan hieroglyphs to alphabets and the scripts of China and Japan.
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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 pages : illustrations (some color), color 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.
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"The most accessible and informative book available on the major writing systems of the world."

 
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