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A History of Writing (Globalities) Hardcover – Import, 1 September 2001

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

About the Author

Steven Roger Fischer is Director of the Institute of Polynesian Languages and Literatures in Auckland, New Zealand. He is the author of Glyph-breaker (1997). A History of Writing is part of Fischer's trilogy for Reaktion, which also includes A History of Language and A History of Reading.

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Product details

  • Hardcover : 280 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1861891016
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1861891013
  • Product Dimensions : 13.97 x 3.3 x 23.5 cm
  • Item Weight : 499 g
  • Publisher : Reaktion Books (1 September 2001)
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.8 out of 5 stars 8 ratings