Book Title : The Alphabet

the alphabet

Release Date : 1991-01-01
ISBN Code : 8120606949
Book Author : Isaac Taylor
Book Publisher : Asian Educational Services
Total Pages : 778

Book Summary :

Leeters *The Phoenician alphabets * The Armanean alphabets * The South Semitic alphabets * The greek alphabet * Alphabets of Hellenic Ocean * The Iranian alphabet * Indian alphabet...

Book Title : Origins of the Alphabet

origins of the alphabet

Release Date : 1975
ISBN Code : 0304293369
Book Author : Joseph Naveh
Book Publisher : Books&Bagels
Total Pages : 95

Book Summary :

Read about the development of alphabets and scripts, the evolution of modern letter forms, more.

Book Title : The alphabet

the alphabet

Release Date : 2003
ISBN Code : STANFORD:36105119799703
Book Author : David Sacks
Book Publisher : Vintage
Total Pages : 395

Book Summary :

There is a story behind each letter of the alphabet. Why is X the Unknown or shorthand for a kiss? Which letter came last, historically, in the alphabet? (J). How did a few squiggles, invented a thousand years ago to denote sounds of a now vanished Semitic language, survive to become our letters today? While China and Japan rely mainly on scripts of ideograms, three-quarters of humanity uses some kind of alphabet. Chinese writing requires 2000 basic symbols (but there's no language barrier), where an alphabet needs typically less than 30. From A-Z, David Sacks provides answers to the most fascinating questions about the way we talk, write and think in a book which will also be illustrated graphically throughout - not just with variations of individual letters but with maps, charts and general narrative images.

Book Title : Language Visible

language visible

Release Date : 2008-12-18
ISBN Code : 9780307486936
Book Author : David Sacks
Book Publisher : Broadway Books
Total Pages : 416

Book Summary :

Letters are tangible language. Joining together in endless combinations to actually show speech, letters convey our messages and tell our stories. While we encounter these tiny shapes hundreds of times a day, we take for granted the long, fascinating history behind one of the most fundamental of human inventions--the alphabet. The heart of the book is the 26 fact-filled “biographies” of letters A through Z, each one identifying the letter’s particular significance for modern readers, tracing its development from ancient forms, and discussing its noteworthy role in literature and other media. We learn, for example, why the letter X has a sinister and sexual aura, how B came to signify second best, why the word “mother” in many languages starts with M, and what is the story of O. Packed with information and lavishly illustrated, Language Visible is not only accessible and entertaining, but essential to the appreciation of our own language.

Book Title : Eating the Alphabet

eating the alphabet

Release Date : 2013-12-10
ISBN Code : 9780547539096
Book Author : Lois Ehlert
Book Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages : 40

Book Summary :

While teaching upper- and lowercase letters to preschoolers, Ehlert introduces fruits and vegetables from around the world. A glossary at the end provides interesting facts about each food.

Book Title : The Alphabet of Galen

the alphabet of galen

Release Date : 2012
ISBN Code : 9780802095503
Book Author : Nicholas Everett
Book Publisher : University of Toronto Press
Total Pages : 445

Book Summary :

The Alphabet of Galen is a critical edition and English translation of a text describing, in alphabetical order, nearly three hundred natural products - including metals, aromatics, animal materials, and herbs - and their medicinal uses. A Latin translation of earlier Greek writings on pharmacy that have not survived, it circulated among collections of 'authorities' on medicine, including Hippocrates, Galen of Pergamun, Soranus, and Ps. Apuleius. This work presents interesting linguistic features, including otherwise unattested Greek and Latin technical terms and unique pharmacological descriptions. Nicholas Everett provides a window onto the medieval translation of ancient science and medieval conceptions of pharmacy. With a comprehensive scholarly apparatus and a contextual introduction, The Alphabet of Galen is a major resource for understanding the richness and diversity of medical history.

Book Title : History of the Alphabet Aryan Alphabets

history of the alphabet aryan alphabets

Release Date : 2003-06-01
ISBN Code : 0766158470
Book Author : Isaac Taylor
Book Publisher : Kessinger Publishing
Total Pages : 412

Book Summary :

Volume 2 of 2. Aryan Alphabets. An account of the origin and development of letters. The writing of these volume was undertaken with the intention of compiling a brief account of recent discoveries as to the origin of the alphabet, and its subsequent developments. Contents: Greek alphabet; alphabets of Hellenistic origin; Iranian alphabets; Indian alphabets; epilogue.

Book Title : Poetry of the Alphabet

poetry of the alphabet

Release Date : 2010-03
ISBN Code : 9781449079727
Book Author : Richard Kramer
Book Publisher : AuthorHouse
Total Pages : 24

Book Summary :

This is a learning book about the alphabet written as a poem. It emphasizes each letter of the alphabet in the sentences.

Book Title : Mm

mm

Release Date : 2000-01-01
ISBN Code : 1577654064
Book Author : Kelly Doudna
Book Publisher : ABDO
Total Pages : 24

Book Summary :

Uses phonetical concepts and photograhs to teach children reading skills, focusing on the letter "m."

Book Title : The Letter and the Cosmos

the letter and the cosmos

Release Date : 2016-06-27
ISBN Code : 9781442628533
Book Author : Laurence de Looze
Book Publisher : University of Toronto Press
Total Pages : 288

Book Summary :

The Letter and the Cosmos is a sharp and entertaining examination of how languages, letterforms, orthography, and writing tools have reflected our hidden obsession with the alphabet,

Book Title : The Alphabet of Desire

the alphabet of desire

Release Date : 2006-01-01
ISBN Code : 1932535101
Book Author : Barbara Hamby
Book Publisher : Orchises Press
Total Pages : 103

Book Summary :

In this sublime and imposing book of poetry, Barbara Hamby races through the circuitous regions of Heaven and Hell, desire and love, giving shape and significance to the strange and the familiar. Her book ignites with a proclamation, "In the beginning was the word, fanning out into syllables, like a deck of cards on a table in Vegas, lovely leafy parts fluttering into atoms and cells, genus and phylum, nouns and verbs; " an easy metaphor for her intoxicating linguistic machinations.

Book Title : The Alphabet Versus the Goddess

the alphabet versus the goddess

Release Date : 1999-09-01
ISBN Code : 9781101573914
Book Author : Leonard Shlain
Book Publisher : Penguin
Total Pages : 496

Book Summary :

This groundbreaking book proposes that the rise of alphabetic literacy reconfigured the human brain and brought about profound changes in history, religion, and gender relations. Making remarkable connections across brain function, myth, and anthropology, Dr. Shlain shows why pre-literate cultures were principally informed by holistic, right-brain modes that venerated the Goddess, images, and feminine values. Writing drove cultures toward linear left-brain thinking and this shift upset the balance between men and women, initiating the decline of the feminine and ushering in patriarchal rule. Examining the cultures of the Israelites, Greeks, Christians, and Muslims, Shlain reinterprets ancient myths and parables in light of his theory. Provocative and inspiring, this book is a paradigm-shattering work that will transform your view of history and the mind.

Book Title : Women and the Alphabet A Series of Essays

women and the alphabet a series of essays

Release Date : 2012-02-06
ISBN Code : 9783842498082
Book Author : Thomas Wentworth Higginson
Book Publisher : tredition
Total Pages : 307

Book Summary :

This book is part of the TREDITION CLASSICS series. The creators of this series are united by passion for literature and driven by the intention of making all public domain books available in printed format again - worldwide. At tredition we believe that a great book never goes out of style. Several mostly non-profit literature projects provide content to tredition. To support their good work, tredition donates a portion of the proceeds from each sold copy. As a reader of a TREDITION CLASSICS book, you support our mission to save many of the amazing works of world literature from oblivion.

Book Title : The End of the Alphabet

the end of the alphabet

Release Date : 1998
ISBN Code : 0802116345
Book Author : Claudia Rankine
Book Publisher : Grove Press
Total Pages : 100

Book Summary :

A Jamaican-born poet's collection of poetry about the people closest to her and about the United States, the country she now calls home