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  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (Sept. 27 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0199567786
  • ISBN-13: 978-0199567782
  • Product Dimensions: 17.3 x 1.3 x 10.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 141 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #240,387 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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User-friendly survey. Steven Poole, The Guardian

About the Author

Andrew Robinson is a Visiting Fellow of Wolfson College, Cambridge and holds degrees from Oxford University and the School of Oriental Studies, London. He is now a full-time writer who has worked in book publishing, television and journalism, most recently as Literary Editor of The Times Higher Education Supplement from 1994-2006. His previous publications include The Story of Writing, The Man Who Deciphered Linear B: The Story of Michael Ventris, and Lost Languages: The Enigma of the World's Undeciphered Scripts.

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Five Stars Oct. 15 2014
By Anne Dorfman - Published on
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Just the right amount of info. Well done.
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Not terribly modern Nov. 3 2009
By Paul Hoffman - Published on
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The book is fine if you want to know the history of writing and script up to about a hundred years ago, then it falls flat. It barely covers scripts that were invented in the 20th century, Romanization, or how scripts are used on computers and the Internet. "Very short" is fine, but it could have had a better mix.

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