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Tibetan Calligraphy: How to Write the Alphabet and More

by Sanje Elliott & Sarah Harding

In Tibetan Calligraphy, Sanje Elliott shows us how to capture the elegance and grace of Tibetan calligraphy without prior knowledge of either Tibetan language or calligraphy. This beautiful book includes many...

The Golden Thread: A History of Writing

by Ewan Clayton

From the simple representative shapes used to record transactions of goods and services in ancient Mesopotamia, to the sophisticated typographical resources available to the twenty-first-century users of desktop...

Pagan Portals - Runes

by Kylie Holmes

The Runes are a set of 24 symbols which are steeped in history, myths and legends. This book offers practical and accessible information for anyone to understand this ancient form of divination.

Ourselves: Why We Are Who We Are

by Frank Smith

This book delves into how we come to terms with ourselves, with other people, and with the world in general. It is about how we come to be what we are, and to think the way we do. It is a book about influences...

Alphabetter Juice

by Roy Blount, Jr.

Fresh-squeezed Lexicology, with Twists

No man of letters savors the ABC's, or serves them up, like language-loving humorist Roy Blount Jr. His glossary, from ad hominy to zizz, is hearty, full bodied, and out...

The Routledge Handbook of the English Writing System

by Vivian Cook & Des Ryan

The Routledge Handbook of the English Writing System provides a comprehensive account of the English Writing System, both in its current iteration and highlighting the developing trends that will influence...

Pocket Guide to Publishing: 100 Things Authors Should Know

by John L. Koehler & Joe Coccaro

Publisher John Koehler and executive editor Joe Coccaro share 100 golden nuggets of wisdom that help answer the many reoccurring questions that authors have.

How collaborative should the process be with a publisher?...

The Infinite Gift: How Children Learn and Unlearn the Languages of the World

by Charles Yang

A child's very first word is a miraculous sound, the opening note in a lifelong symphony. Most parents never forget the moment. But that first word is soon followed by a second and a third, and by the age of...

Ancient Writing and Its Influence

by B. L. Ullman

Ullman traces the history of writing and alphabets from ancient times through the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. This digital edition was derived from ACLS Humanities E-Book's (

Intermediate Written Chinese: Read and Write Mandarin Chinese As the Chinese Do (Downloadable Material Included)

by Cornelius C. Kubler

This is an intermediate-level course in written Chinese that employs a revolutionary new method designed to have you quickly reading and writing simple, connected Chinese sentences.

The Basic Chinese and Intermediate...

The Art of Language Invention: From Horse-Lords to Dark Elves, the Words Behind World-Building

by David J. Peterson

An insider’s tour through the construction of invented languages from the bestselling author and creator of languages for the HBO series Game of Thrones and the Syfy series Defiance

From master language creator...

A Brief Introduction to The Arabic Alphabet

by John F. Healey & G. Rex Smith

The Arabic alphabet has a rich history, one that is closely linked with the development of culture and society in the Middle East. In this comprehensive introduction the authors trace the origins of the Arabic...

Alphabetical: How Every Letter Tells a Story

by Michael Rosen

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...