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The story of writing.

Author: Andrew Robinson
Publisher: London : Thames & Hudson, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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How writing works - Rosetta Stone - Proto-writing - Extinct writing - Cuneiform - Egyptian hieroglyphs - Linear B - Mayan glyphs - Undeciphered scripts - Living writing - First alphabet - Chinese writing - Japanese writing.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Robinson
ISBN: 0500281564 9780500281567
OCLC Number: 59432784
Notes: Originally published: 1995.
Description: 224 pages : illustrations (some color), facsimiles (some color), maps (some color), portraits (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: I. How Writing Works. Ch. 1. Reading the Rosetta Stone. Ch. 2. Sound, Symbol and Script. Ch. 3. Proto-Writing --
II. Extinct Writing. Ch. 4. Cuneiform. Ch. 5. Egyptian Hieroglyphs. Ch. 6. Linear B. Ch. 7. Mayan Glyphs. Ch. 8. Undeciphered Scripts --
III. Living Writing. Ch. 9. The First Alphabet. Ch. 10. New Alphabets From Old. Ch. 11. Chinese Writing. Ch. 12. Japanese Writing. Ch. 13. From Hieroglyphs to Alphabets --
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How writing works - Rosetta Stone - Proto-writing - Extinct writing - Cuneiform - Egyptian hieroglyphs - Linear B - Mayan glyphs - Undeciphered scripts - Living writing - First alphabet - Chinese writing - Japanese writing.

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