The Resource Alphabetical : How Every Letter Tells a Story, (electronic resource)

Alphabetical : How Every Letter Tells a Story, (electronic resource)

Label
Alphabetical : How Every Letter Tells a Story
Title
Alphabetical
Title remainder
How Every Letter Tells a Story
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
How on Earth did we fix upon our twenty-six letters, what do they really mean, and how did we come to write them down in the first place? Michael Rosen takes you on an unforgettable adventure through the history of the alphabet in twenty-six vivid chapters, fizzing with personal anecdotes and fascinating facts. Starting with the mysterious Phoenicians and how 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 letters and tackles the tyranny of spelling, among many many other things. His heroes of the alphab
Cataloging source
AU-PeEL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rosen, Michael
Dewey number
  • 421.1
  • 421/.1
Language note
English
LC call number
P211 .R65 2015
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Alphabet -- History
  • Alphabet in literature
  • Writing
  • Alphabet
  • Alphabet in literature
  • Writing
  • Languages & Literatures
  • Philology & Linguistics
Label
Alphabetical : How Every Letter Tells a Story, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Contents
  • Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Introduction; The Story of A; A is for Alphabet; The Story of B; B is for Battledore; The Story of C; C is for Ciphers; The Story of D; D is for Disappeared Letters; The Story of E; E is for e. e. cummings; The Story of F; F is for Fonts; The Story of G; G is for Greek; The Story of H; H is for H-Aspiration; The Story of I; I is for Improvisation; The Story of J; J is for Jokes; The Story of K; K is for Korean; The Story of L; L is for LSD; The Story of M; M is for Music and Memory; The Story of N; N is for Nonsense; The (True) Story of O
  • O is for OKThe Story of P; P is for Pitman; The Story of Q; Q is for Qwerty; The Story of R; R is for Rhyme; The Story of S; S is for Signs and Sign Systems; The Story of T; T is for Txtspk; The Story of U; U is for Umlauts; The Story of V; V is for Vikings; The Story of W; W is for Webster; The Story of X; X Marks the Spot; The Story of Y; Y is for Yellow; The Story of Z; Z is for Zipcodes; The Oulipo Olympics; Acknowledgements; Further Reading; Index
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (540 p.)
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781619025165
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)2670000000591470
  • (EBL)1885126
  • (SSID)ssj0001437477
  • (PQKBManifestationID)12536701
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0001437477
  • (PQKBWorkID)11364239
  • (PQKB)10608107
  • (EXLCZ)992670000000591470
Label
Alphabetical : How Every Letter Tells a Story, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Contents
  • Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Introduction; The Story of A; A is for Alphabet; The Story of B; B is for Battledore; The Story of C; C is for Ciphers; The Story of D; D is for Disappeared Letters; The Story of E; E is for e. e. cummings; The Story of F; F is for Fonts; The Story of G; G is for Greek; The Story of H; H is for H-Aspiration; The Story of I; I is for Improvisation; The Story of J; J is for Jokes; The Story of K; K is for Korean; The Story of L; L is for LSD; The Story of M; M is for Music and Memory; The Story of N; N is for Nonsense; The (True) Story of O
  • O is for OKThe Story of P; P is for Pitman; The Story of Q; Q is for Qwerty; The Story of R; R is for Rhyme; The Story of S; S is for Signs and Sign Systems; The Story of T; T is for Txtspk; The Story of U; U is for Umlauts; The Story of V; V is for Vikings; The Story of W; W is for Webster; The Story of X; X Marks the Spot; The Story of Y; Y is for Yellow; The Story of Z; Z is for Zipcodes; The Oulipo Olympics; Acknowledgements; Further Reading; Index
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (540 p.)
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781619025165
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)2670000000591470
  • (EBL)1885126
  • (SSID)ssj0001437477
  • (PQKBManifestationID)12536701
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0001437477
  • (PQKBWorkID)11364239
  • (PQKB)10608107
  • (EXLCZ)992670000000591470

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