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by Karen Brookfield, Laurence Fordes
     
 

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Here is an original and exciting new guide to writing -- the variety of scripts and the different ways they have been written down. Full-color photographs of ancient clay tablets, pens and inks, printing presses, and books offer a unique view of the written word. See more details below

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Here is an original and exciting new guide to writing -- the variety of scripts and the different ways they have been written down. Full-color photographs of ancient clay tablets, pens and inks, printing presses, and books offer a unique view of the written word.

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 4-8-Starting with the earliest recorded symbols, Brookfield looks at the evolution of writing and the forms in which it has been recorded. A paragraph for each segment summarizes the method covered while illustrations, such as hieroglyphics, scrolls, and a step-by-step demonstration of typesetting, fill the pages. As with most titles in the series, the pages are so packed with art that they appear cluttered. This assault on the eyes makes it difficult to focus on any single picture or the explanatory paragraph. The writing is clear enough, and the captions are often written with humor; unfortunately, much of the effect gets lost in the visual glut. This title is more suitable for browsing than for research.-Donna L. Scanlon, Lancaster County Library, PA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679940128
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
09/01/1993
Series:
Eyewitness Books Series
Edition description:
1st American ed
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
8.71(w) x 11.29(h) x 0.46(d)
Age Range:
10 Years

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