Writing : Story of Alphabets and Scripts, Paperback

Writing : Story of Alphabets and Scripts Paperback

Part of the New Horizons S. series

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The history of the written word, from the cuneiform characters invented in 4000 BC, through the evolution of the alphabet around 2000 BC, to modern typographical techniques.

A title from the NEW HORIZONS series of pocket-sized information books, with foldouts and double-page spreads.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 208 pages, 230 illustrations, 120 in colour
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Palaeography (history of writing)
  • ISBN: 9780500300169



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A small book that explores the evolution of writing systems in many different cultures. The book's strongest point is its illustrations -- lots and lots. Nothing revolutionary here, but those who like this sort of thing will like it. I certainly did

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