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A history of writing

Author: Steven Roger Fischer
Publisher: London : Reaktion, 2003.
Series: Globalities.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"From the earliest scratches on stone and bone to the languages of computers and the Internet, A history of writing offers a fascinating investigation into the origin and development of the world's writing..."--Inside flap.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Roger Fischer
ISBN: 1861891679 9781861891679 1861891016 9781861891013
OCLC Number: 59368487
Notes: Originally published: 2001.
Description: 352 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. From notches to tablets --
2. Talking art --
3. Speaking systems --
4. From alpha to omega --
5. The East Asian 'regenesis' --
6. The Americas --
7. The parchment keyboard --
8. Scripting the future.
Series Title: Globalities.
Responsibility: Steven Roger Fischer.

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From the earliest scratches on stone and bone to the languages of computers and the Internet, this book offers an investigation into the origin and development of writing throughout the world.  Read more...

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"If you're intrigued by writing's past, Fischer's book is well worth a read. . . . brilliant."--New Scientist --New Scientist "[It] is wonderful . . . to see a subject that embraces so much of human Read more...

 
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