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Story of Writing

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ISBN-10: 1554073065

ISBN-13: 9781554073061

Edition: 2007

Authors: Carol Donoughue

List price: $19.95
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The fascinating story of the written word -- from how it all began to the age of the Internet. The Story of Writing is the compelling story of how writing was invented, how it developed over the centuries, how it has changed people's lives overtime -- and what it means to us now. The book features sections on: Why people write How writing began in different parts of the world How climate and available materials affected the forms of writing Who wrote, and why -- with quotations from ancient sources The spread of literacy The invention of the printing press and its effect on communication The emergence of the Internet, e-mail and text messaging. Valuable sidebars -- "Find Out…    
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Firefly Books, Limited
Publication date: 9/14/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 48
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 1.056
Language: English

Why writing?
The Sumerians and cuneiform
The Egyptians and hieroglyphs
The first alphabet
The Romans and writing
Monks and manuscripts
The invention of printing
Beautiful writing
Chinese characters
What next?
A world of writing
Glossary
Map
Index
Further Reading