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History of Writing
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Reaktion Books
Publication date April 4, 2004
Pages 352
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781861891679
ISBN-10 1861891679
Dimensions 1.50 by 5 by 8.75 in.
Weight 1.15 lbs.
Original list price $24.95
Other format details university press
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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 writing throughout the world.

Commencing with the first stages of information storage, Fischer focuses on the emergence of complete writing systems in Mesopotamia in the fourth millennium BC. He documents the rise of Phoenician and its effect on the Greek alphabet, generating the many alphabetic scripts of the West. Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean and Japanese writing systems are dealt with in depth, as is writing in pre-Columbian America. Also explored are Western Europe's medieval manuscripts and the history of printing, leading to the innovations in technology and spelling rules of the 19th and 20th centuries.


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from Reaktion Books (September 1, 2001)
9781861891013 | details & prices | 352 pages | 5.50 × 9.00 × 1.25 in. | 1.40 lbs | List price $29.95
About: 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 writing throughout the world.
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Reprint edition from Reaktion Books (April 4, 2004); titled "History of Writing"
9781861891679 | details & prices | 352 pages | 5.00 × 8.75 × 1.50 in. | 1.15 lbs | List price $24.95
About: 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 writing throughout the world.

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