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The Story of Writing
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Thames & Hudson
Publication date May 1, 2007
Pages 232
Binding Paperback
Edition 2
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780500286609
ISBN-10 0500286604
Dimensions 0.75 by 7.50 by 9.75 in.
Weight 1.75 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $24.95
§As reported by publisher
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Summary
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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2 edition from Thames & Hudson (May 1, 2007); titled "The Story of Writing"
9780500286609 | details & prices | 232 pages | 7.50 × 9.75 × 0.75 in. | 1.75 lbs | List price $24.95
About: An accessible discussion of the major writing systems of the world explains the interconnection between sound, symbols, and script while providing a history of decipherment that traces in the latest edition the most recent discoveries and how they have impacted the modern world's understanding of writing throughout time.
from Thames & Hudson (September 1, 1999)
9780500281567 | details & prices | 7.75 × 10.00 × 0.75 in. | 1.70 lbs | List price $19.95
About: A history of writing explains the interconnection between sound, symbol, and script and then examines each of the major writing systems, from cuneiform to modern alphabets

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