Write Around the World

Write Around the World : The Story of How and Why We Learned to Write

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In this lively history of writing, six goofy birds -- a penguin, two toucans, an owl, and two chickens -- team up to tour the world of writing: how it developed, where alphabets came from, and the origins of international languages such as Latin, Esperanto, and Morse Code, and much more. They begin their time-traveling journey in 4,000 B.C.E. with the Sumerians, who invented pictograms out of the necessity to keep trading records. One of the toucans flies on a kite tail to China to learn about characters, the penguin walks like an Egyptian in full headdress across the desert sands to uncover hieroglyphs, and then there's a mad rush of characters who pass the idea of an alphabet around Europe and the Near East. Delightfully illustrated in full color, Write Around the World includes light-hearted and informative sections on the world's alphabets, languages, handwriting, calligraphy, typefaces and punctuation, icons, and secret codes as well as a glossary of important words.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 281.9 x 287 x 10.2mm | 589.68g
  • Oxford University Press, USA
  • United States
  • English
  • 0195219244
  • 9780195219241

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