The Story of Writing and Printing
The Signs of the Times series presents the history of basic systems of communication and calculation for children aged eight to ten. Organized chronologically from ancient history to the present, the volumes in the series are illustrated throughout with colorful photographs and drawings of artifacts and objects. Along with boxes which highlight inventions, personalities, and amazing facts, each of the titles supplies the reader with a timeline, a glossary and an index.
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SIGNS AND SYMBOLS
PUTTING PEN TO PAPER
The first printers
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19th century 4th century A.D. ancient Egypt ancient Egyptian Arabic ballpoint pen blocks Braille BREAKTHROUGH calligraphy characters Chinese writing clay and graphite clay tablets codex collection of clay color copies Cuneiform Cyrillic decorated Desktop publishing devised Diamond Sutra Digiset early Egyptian writing system Europe fountain pen futhark graffiti Greek alphabet GUTENBERG'S BIBLE hand handwritten Hebrew Hieroglyphs Hindi ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPTS individual letters invented in China Japanese JOHANNES GUTENBERG Koran language left to right Lewis Waterman line is written machine invented metal Middle Ages modern manual typewriter monasteries movable type NOPQ numbers paper clip paperlike material papyrus parchment pencils Phoenician alphabet Photocomposing machine printed book produced Quill pens represent words right to left Roman Rosetta Stone rotary press RSTUVWXYZ runes scribes script shelves SIGNPOST similar alphabet steam-powered printing press stylus Sumerians typefaces typesetting typewriter needs typewriters and word Viking alphabet wedge-shaped word processor writing on wax