Writing and Script: A Very Short Introduction

Author: Andrew Robinson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199567786

Category: History

Page: 157

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Writing is a defining marker of civilisation; without it there could be no accumulation of knowledge. Andrew Robinson tells the fascinating story of the history of writing, considering its development, and examining the enormous variety of writing and scripts we use today.
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Writing

Theory and History of the Technology of Civilization

Author: Barry B. Powell

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118293495

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 296

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Writing: Theory and History of the Technology ofCivilization traces the origins of writing tied to speech fromancient Sumer through the Greek alphabet and beyond. Examines the earliest evidence for writing in Mesopotamia inthe fourth millennium BC, the origins of purely phonographicsystems, and the mystery of alphabetic writing Includes discussions of Ancient Egyptian,Chinese, and Mayanwriting Shows how the structures of writing served and do serve socialneeds and in turn create patterns of social behavior Clarifies the argument with many illustrations
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The World's Writing Systems

Author: Peter T. Daniels

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0195079930

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 920

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Documents the history of writing to the present day. Covers every script officially used throughout the world.
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Blah Blah Blah

What To Do When Words Don't Work

Author: Dan Roam

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101558709

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

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Ever been to so many meetings that you couldn't get your work done? Ever fallen asleep during a bulletpoint presentation? Ever watched the news and ended up knowing less? Welcome to the land of Blah Blah Blah. The Problem: We talk so much that we don't think very well. Powerful as words are, we fool ourselves when we think our words alone can detect, describe, and defuse the multifaceted problems of today. They can't-and that's bad, because words have become our default thinking tool. The Solution: This book offers a way out of blah-blah-blah. It's called "Vivid Thinking." In Dan Roam's first acclaimed book, The Back of the Napkin, he taught readers how to solve problems and sell ideas by drawing simple pictures. Now he proves that Vivid Thinking is even more powerful. This technique combines our verbal and visual minds so that we can think and learn more quickly, teach and inspire our colleagues, and enjoy and share ideas in a whole new way. The Destination: No more blah-blah-blah. Through Vivid Thinking, we can make the most complicated subjects suddenly crystal clear. Whether trying to understand a Harvard Business School class, or what went down in the Conan versus Leno battle for late-night TV, or what Einstein thought about relativity, Vivid Thinking provides a way to clarify anything. Through dozens of guided examples, Roam proves that anyone can apply this systematic approach, from leftbrain types who hate to draw to right-brainers who hate to write. This isn't just a book about improving communications, presentations, and ideation; it's about removing the blah-blah- blah from your life for good.
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Type & Typography

Author: Phil Baines,Andrew Haslam

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781856694377

Category: Graphic design (Typography)

Page: 224

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Providing an essential grounding for both students and professionals, this text takes readers through every aspect of typography, from the history of language and writing systems to the invention of moveable type and the evolution of the digital systems of today.
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Pictograms, Icons & Signs

A Guide to Information Graphics

Author: Rayan Abdullah,Roger Hübner,Roger Cziwerny

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Design

Page: 243

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A copiously illustrated and practical guide to informational graphics.
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Cape librarian

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Libraries

Page: N.A

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Issues for Nov. 1957- include section: Accessions. Aanwinste, Sept. 1957-
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Timelines of History

Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0756689457

Category: History

Page: 512

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Humans are a recent event in the planet's history, but we've wasted little time in making our mark. The range of our achievements has created a rich and elaborate heritage that we have the unique ability to capture and record-meaning we can look back and learn from the road traveled. Timelines of History begins with the emergence of our earliest African ancestors and takes the reader through the history of cultures and nations around the world to arrive at the present day-the beginning of a new millennium. A dynamic, layered timeline zooms in and out of time, speeding up or slowing down to keep pace with the size and scope of events.
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The New York Times Guide to Essential Knowledge

A Desk Reference for the Curious Mind

Author: The New York Times

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1429950854

Category: Reference

Page: 1376

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A COMPLETE REVISION AND THOROUGH UPDATING OF THE ULTIMATE REFERENCE FROM THE NEWSPAPER OF RECORD. A comprehensive guide offering insight and clarity on a broad range of even more essential subjects. Whether you are researching the history of Western art, investigating an obscure medical test, following current environmental trends, studying Shakespeare, brushing up on your crossword and Sudoku skills, or simply looking for a deeper understanding of the world, this book is for you. An indispensable resource for every home, office, dorm room, and library, this new edition of The New York Times Guide to Essential Knowledge offers in-depth explorations of art, astronomy, biology, business, economics, the environment, film, geography, history, the Internet, literature, mathematics, music, mythology, philosophy, photography, sports, theater, film, and many other subjects. This one volume is designed to offer more information than any other book on the most important subjects, as well as provide easy-to-access data critical to everyday life. It is the only universal reference book to include authoritative and engaging essays from New York Times experts in almost every field of endeavor. The New York Times Guide to Essential Knowledge provides information with matchless accuracy and exceptional clarity. This new revised and expanded third edition covers major categories with an emphasis on depth and historical context, providing easy access to data vital for everyday living. Covering nearly 50 major categories, and providing an immediate grasp of complex topics with charts, sidebars, and maps, the third edition features 50 pages of new material, including new sections on * Atheism * Digital Media * Inventions and Discoveries * Endangered Species * Inflation * Musical Theater * Book Publishing *Wikileaks *The Financial Crisis *Nuclear Weapons *Energy *The Global Food Supply Every section has been thoroughly updated, making this third edition more useful and comprehensive than ever. It informs, educates, answers, illustrates and clarifies---it's the only one-volume reference book you need.
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