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Alphabetical : how every letter tells a story, Michael Rosen

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Alphabetical : how every letter tells a story
Title
Alphabetical
Title remainder
how every letter tells a story
Statement of responsibility
Michael Rosen
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"How on Earth did we fix upon our twenty-six letters, what do they mean, and how did we come to write them down in the first place? Michael Rosen takes you on an ... adventure through the histiory of the alphabet in twenty six ... chapters, fizzing with personal anecdotes and fascinating facts. Starting with the mysterious Phoenicians and ho sounds first came to be written down, he races on to show how nonsense poems work, pins down the strange story of OK, traces our five lost letteers and tackles the tyranny of spelling ... His heroes of the alphabet range from Edward Lear to Phyllis Pearsall (the inventor of the A-Z), and from the two scribes of Beowulf to rappers ..."--Book jacket
Cataloging source
UKMGB
Dewey number
411
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Alphabetical : how every letter tells a story, Michael Rosen
Label
Alphabetical : how every letter tells a story, Michael Rosen
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2013
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
15506993
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Dimensions
20 cm.
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Extent
431 pages
Isbn
9781848548886
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781848548886
  • (OCoLC)870649593

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