Alpha Beta

Alpha Beta

How 26 Letters Shaped the Western World

Man, John

John Wiley and Sons Ltd

05/2006

320

Mole

Inglês

9780471415749

15 a 20 dias

Offers an exploration, from BC to PCs, of the evolution of the most fundamental characters of our cultural history, the alphabet we so much take for granted.
Foreword. Introduction: Of Giants and Genius. The Trouble with Pictures. The Bearable Burden of Syllables. Letters in the Wilderness. The Search for the Perfect Alphabet. Into Sinai. The Land of Purple. The Selfish Alphabet. The Great Leap Forward. Why We Don't Write Etruscan. The Limits to Growth. Appendix 1. Appendix 2. Bibliography. Acknowledgements. Index.
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