The Story of Writing

The Story of Writing 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

  • Title: The Story of Writing
  • Author: Carol Donoughue
  • ISBN: 9781554073061
  • Page: 332
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 worldThe 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 More and You Are There encourage the reader to explore new topics and engage the imagination with real life descriptions of people and how they wrote.With than 100 photographs of artifacts and documents from the collection of the British Museum, The Story of Writing is a fascinating history and a remarkable reference.

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    1. I was a kid who was fascinated as soon as I learned about Egyptian hieroglyphics and the minor differences in the Spanish from the English alphabet. I would have loved this book when I was young, and I found it of interest now. I think it’s written in a very accessible way. I appreciated everything from the table of contents at the beginning to the map and glossary at the end. This basically is an account of the history of writing, that comes all the way into the present time, the various type [...]

    2. This history of writing not only provides information but, for each type of writing discussed, asks the reader to imagine him/herself as a scribe or a student scribe trying to learn it. It begins with pictograms, and ends with computers and typing on keyboards. I was particularly interested in the two types of handwriting taught in the 19th century--"the Italian hand" for girls, and ? for boys (don't have the book in front of me and can't remember the name!). I must investigate the history of pe [...]

    3. Clear and informative non fiction book for older children about writing - where it came from, how it developed over time, and where it is going. A really good read, with great photos and illustrations.

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