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Author: Karen Brookfield; Laurence Pordes
Publisher: New York : Dorling Kindersley, ©2000.
Series: DK eyewitness books.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Text and photographs trace the evolution of the written word, how the alphabet grew out of pictures, the development of papermaking, bookbinding, children's books, and more.
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Genre/Form: History
Juvenile works
Literature
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karen Brookfield; Laurence Pordes
ISBN: 0789458934 9780789458933 0789458926 9780789458926 0789465973 9780789465979
OCLC Number: 44657358
Notes: "48"--Spine.
Includes index.
Description: 63 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm.
Contents: What is writing? --
First signs --
Egyptian writing --
ABC --
Before paper --
Paper --
A medieval psalter --
Manuscript books --
Books from Asia --
Islamic books --
Getting ready to print --
Typesetting --
On press --
Early printed books --
Typefaces --
Binding --
Illustrated books --
Learning words --
Handwriting --
Children's books --
Words at work --
The typewriter --
The book market --
Keeping your words.
Series Title: DK eyewitness books.
Responsibility: written by Karen Brookfield ; photographed by Laurence Pordes.

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Text and photographs trace the evolution of the written word, how the alphabet grew out of pictures, the development of papermaking, bookbinding, children's books, and more.

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