Writing and Script: A Very Short Introduction download free [PDF and Ebook] by Andrew Robinson

Writing and Script: A Very Short Introduction download free [PDF and Ebook] by Andrew Robinson year 2009
  • Book name: Writing and Script: A Very Short Introduction
  • Author: Andrew Robinson
  • Release date: 2009/9/20
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Crafts and Hobbies
  • ISBN: 9780199567782
  • Rating: 9.3 of 10
  • Votes: 111
  • Review by: Lindsay Tuggle
  • Review rating: 9.08 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/10/7
  • Total pages: 176
  • Includes a PDF summary of 19 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: Without writing, there would be no records, no history, no books, and no emails. Writing is an integral and essential part of our lives; but when did it start? Why do we all write differently and how did writing develop into what we use today?All of these questions are answered in this Very Short Introduction. Starting with the origins of writing five thousand years ago, with cuneiform and Egyptian hieroglyphs, Andrew Robinson explains how these early forms of writing developed into hundreds of scripts including the Roman alphabet and the Chinese characters. He reveals how the modern writing symbols and abbreviations we take for granted today - including airport signage and text messaging - resemble ancient ones much more closely than we might think. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 11H20M32S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Literacy, Language: History & General Works, Language: Reference & General, History Of Ideas, Lettering & Calligraphy, Linguistics
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 8.24 USD
  • Dimensions: 111x174x10mm
  • Weight: 148g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: Oxford, United Kingdom

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