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History of Writing

by Steven Roger Fischer

History of Writing Synopsis

From the earliest scratches on stone and bone to the languages of computers and the internet, A History of Writing offers an investigation into the origin and development of writing throughout the world. Illustrated with numerous examples, this book offers a global overview in a format that everyone can follow. Steven Roger Fischer also reveals his own discoveries made since the early 1980s, making it a useful reference for students and specialists as well as a delightful read for lovers of the written word everywhere.

History of Writing Press Reviews

[An] authoritative account. . . . If you're intrigued by writing's past, Fischer's book is well worth a read. . . . Brilliant. -- New Scientist, on the first edition [It] is wonderful . . . to see a subject that embraces so much of human civilization handled with the wide knowledge and breadth of vision it deserves. -- Nature, on the first edition

Book Information

ISBN: 9781789143492
Publication date: 14th September 2020
Author: Steven Roger Fischer
Publisher: Reaktion Books
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 368 pages
Categories: Palaeography (history of writing),

About Steven Roger Fischer

Steven Roger Fischer FRS is the author of many popular books, including A History of Language and A History of Reading, both published by Reaktion Books.

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