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This unique, ambitious and entertaining book presents twenty-nine scripts in detail and offers examples of a hundred more. Written in nontechnical prose and organized into brief but comprehensive sections, it will serve as a handy reference for world travelers, stamp collectors, and calligraphers, along with providing hours of reading enjoyment to those who are fascinated by the written symbol itself.

The scripts covered here are from all over the world. A few, like Greek or the Cyrillic script used for Russian, may be familiar to readers of Western languages. But others may seem strange, such as Pakistan's Urdu, which is written in a style so fine that newspapers are not typeset but reproduced from pages laboriously written out by hand.

Each of the script sections includes charts of the symbols, reading tips, forms of numerals, and other features that help explain how the language is written. Further enhanced with maps, illustrations, a glossary, and useful appendixes, Writing Systems of the World is a remarkably concise and organized look at what is perhaps mankind's greatest achievement, the written language.

Synopsis:

This unique book presents 29 scripts in detail and offers examples of many more.

Synopsis:

This unique, ambitious, and entertaining book presents twenty-nine scripts in detail and offers examples of a hundred more. Written in nontechnical prose and organized into brief but comprehensive sections, it will serve as a handy reference for world travelers, stamp collectors, and calligraphers, and provide hours of reading enjoyment to those who are fascinated by the written symbol itself.

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ISBN:
9780804816540
Author:
Nakanishi, Akira
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Author:
ira Nakanishi
Author:
Ak
Location:
Rutland, Vt. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Miscellaneous
Subject:
Handwriting
Subject:
Writing
Subject:
Alphabets
Subject:
General Social Science
Subject:
Art-Calligraphy
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Subject:
Alphabet
Subject:
alphabet; linguistics; characters; hieroglyphics; script
Edition Number:
1st pbk. ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
No Series
Series Volume:
17-89
Publication Date:
19891231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
10 x 7.25 in 12 oz

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This unique book presents 29 scripts in detail and offers examples of many more.
"Synopsis" by , This unique, ambitious, and entertaining book presents twenty-nine scripts in detail and offers examples of a hundred more. Written in nontechnical prose and organized into brief but comprehensive sections, it will serve as a handy reference for world travelers, stamp collectors, and calligraphers, and provide hours of reading enjoyment to those who are fascinated by the written symbol itself.

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