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The story of writing, from cave art to computer,

Author: William Cahn; Rhoda Cahn; Anne Lewis
Publisher: Irvington-on-Hudson, N.Y., Harvey House [1963]
Series: Story of science series book.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents an overview of written communication by recounting the development of alphabets and numerals by various cultures and describing inventions such as paper, printing presses, and computers.
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Genre/Form: History
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Cahn; Rhoda Cahn; Anne Lewis
OCLC Number: 1219632
Description: 128 pages illustrations 26 cm.
Contents: Pictures in the cave --
Pictures tall a story --
Birth of writing --
Writing with sound symbols --
Rise of the alphabet --
Notches to numbers --
Something to write on --
Something to write with --
Writing in the new world --
Illuminating the dark ages --
Printing from movable type --
Spread of printing --
Coming of machines --
Good-by to the inkwell --
Signs, symbols and electrons --
Written word --
Bibliography --
Glossary --
Pronouncing index.
Series Title: Story of science series book.
Responsibility: by William and Rhoda Cahn. Illustrated by Anne Lewis.

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Presents an overview of written communication by recounting the development of alphabets and numerals by various cultures and describing inventions such as paper, printing presses, and computers.

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