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 Story of Writing

Author: Andrew Robinson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500286609

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 232

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An accessible discussion of the major writing systems of the world explains the interconnection between sound, symbols, and script while providing a history of decipherment that traces in the latest edition the most recent discoveries and how they have impacted the modern world's understanding of writing throughout time. Original.
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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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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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A History of Writing

From Hieroglyph to Multimedia

Author: Anne-Marie Christin

Publisher: Flammarion-Pere Castor

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 403

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"In total, fifty-eight lavishly illustrated chapters present detailed yet accessible commentaries from a team of leading specialists in the study of writing. Together they explain and clarify the birth, evolution, and dissemination of over thirty key scripts and alphabets and their numerous derivatives. The breadth and scope of material covered, along with the detailed sources of documentation provided, make A History of Writing an essential and exciting new contribution to existing scholarship on this fascinating subject."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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The Beginning of Writing

Author: Lois Warburton

Publisher: Greenhaven Press, Incorporated

ISBN: 9781560061137

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 128

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Discusses the development of alphabets and writing systems in ancient societies, highlighting Egyptian, Mayan, Chinese and American Indian societies.
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The Natural History of the Bible

An Environmental Exploration of the Hebrew Scriptures

Author: Daniel J. Hillel

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231508336

Category: Religion

Page: 376

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Traversing river valleys, steppes, deserts, rain-fed forests, farmlands, and seacoasts, the early Israelites experienced all the contrasting ecological domains of the ancient Near East. As they grew from a nomadic clan to become a nation-state in Canaan, they interacted with indigenous societies of the region, absorbed selective elements of their cultures, and integrated them into a radically new culture of their own. Daniel Hillel reveals the interplay between the culture of the Israelites and the environments within which it evolved. More than just affecting their material existence, the region's ecology influenced their views of creation and the creator, their conception of humanity's role on Earth, their own distinctive identity and destiny, and their ethics. In The Natural History of the Bible, Hillel shows how the eclectic experiences of the Israelites shaped their perception of the overarching unity governing nature's varied manifestations. Where other societies idolized disparate and capricious forces of nature, the Israelites discerned essential harmony and higher moral purpose. Inspired by visionary prophets, they looked to a singular, omnipresent, omnipotent force of nature mandating justice and compassion in human affairs. Monotheism was promoted as state policy and centralized in the Temple of Jerusalem. After it was destroyed and the people were exiled, a collection of scrolls distilling the nation's memories and spiritual quest served as the focus of faith in its stead. A prominent environmental scientist who surveyed Israel's land and water resources and has worked on agricultural development projects throughout the region, Daniel Hillel is a uniquely qualified expert on the natural history of the lands of the Bible. Combining his scientific work with a passionate, life-long study of the Bible, Hillel offers new perspectives on biblical views of the environment and the origin of ethical monotheism as an outgrowth of the Israelites' internalized experiences.
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Pictograms, Icons & Signs

A Guide to Information Graphics

Author: Rayan Abdullah,Roger Hübner

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: N.A

Category: Design

Page: 243

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An indispensable sourcebook for designers everywhere, a keystone for non-verbal communication. Outlines the history of pictograms and icons and how they have been applied in commercial and creative fields over the past century. Included top tips and background information from successful pictogram designers, as well as detailed discussion of icons, the silent servants of online communities.
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