A History of Writing

  title={A History of Writing},
  author={S. Fischer},
From the earliest scratches on stone and bone to the languages of computers and the Internet, this book offers an investigation into the origin and development of writing throughout the world. Commencing with the first stages of information storage - knot records, pebble counters, tally sticks, and pictographic storytelling - the book then focuses on the emergence of complete writing systems in Mesopotamia in the fourth millennium BC, and their diffusion to Egypt, the Indus Valley and points… Expand
52 Citations