Illustrated Guide To Antique Writing Instruments

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The Illustrated Guide To Antique Writing Instruments

Author : Stuart Schneider
ISBN : 0764309803
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
File Size : 77.61 MB
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A quick and easy reference for pen and pencil collectors. Over 500 pens and pencils in beautiful, nearly full-size color photos. Short histories of the 19 main companies are provided. Concise, helpful information with each photo includes a guide to the current price of each.
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

History Of Language

Author : Steven R. Fischer
ISBN : 186189080X
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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It is tempting to take the tremendous rate of contemporary linguistic change for granted. What is required, in fact, is a radical reinterpretation of what language is. Steven Roger Fischer begins his book with an examination of the modes of communication used by dolphins, birds and primates as the first contexts in which the concept of "language" might be applied. As he charts the history of language from the times of Homo erectus, Neanderthal humans and Homo sapiens through to the nineteenth century, when the science of linguistics was developed, Fischer analyses the emergence of language as a science and its development as a written form. He considers the rise of pidgin, creole, jargon and slang, as well as the effects radio and television, propaganda, advertising and the media are having on language today. Looking to the future, he shows how electronic media will continue to reshape and re-invent the ways in which we communicate. "[a] delightful and unexpectedly accessible book ... a virtuoso tour of the linguistic world."—The Economist "... few who read this remarkable study will regard language in quite the same way again."—The Good Book Guide
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

History Of Writing

Author : Steven Roger Fischer
ISBN : 9781861895882
Genre : Literary Collections
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From the earliest scratches on stone and bone to the languages of computers and the internet, A History of Writing offers a fascinating investigation into the origin and development of writing throughout the world. Commencing with the first stages of information storage, Fischer focuses on the emergence of complete writing systems in Mesopotamia in the fourth millennium BC. He documents the rise of Phoenician and its effect on the Greek alphabet, generating the many alphabetic scripts of the West. Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean and Japanese writing systems are dealt with in depth, as is writing in pre-Columbian America. Also explored are Western Europe's medieval manuscripts and the history of printing, leading to the innovations in technology and spelling rules of the 19th and 20th centuries.
Category: Literary Collections

A History Of Language

Author : Steven Roger Fischer
ISBN : 9781780239460
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This second edition of Steven Roger Fischer’s fascinating book charts the history of communication from a time before human language was conceived of to the media explosion of the present day. Fischer begins by describing the modes of communication used by whales, birds, insects, and nonhuman primates, suggesting these are the first contexts in which the concept of “language” might be applied. He then moves from the early abilities of Homo erectus to the spread of languages worldwide, analyzing the effect of the development of writing along the way. With the advent of the science of linguistics in the nineteenth century, the nature of human languages first came to be studied and understood. Fischer follows the evolution of linguists’ insights and the relationship of language to social change into the mid-1900s. Taking into account the rise of pidgin, Creole, jargon, and slang, he goes on to raise provocative questions about literature’s—and literacy’s—relationship to language. Finally, touching on the effects of radio, television, propaganda, and advertising, Fischer looks to the future, asking how electronic media are daily reshaping the world’s languages and suggesting a radical reinterpretation of what language really is.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Inventors And Inventions

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ISBN : 0761477632
Genre : Inventions
File Size : 87.75 MB
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A comprehensive reference to inventors and their inventions throughout history and from a wide variety of fields.
Category: Inventions

The Zenith Trans Oceanic

Author : John H. Bryant
ISBN : UOM:39015062867620
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
File Size : 28.41 MB
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The previously untold story of the Zenith Trans-Oceanic, the world's most romantic and expensive series of portable radios. Long a companion of kings, presidents, transoceanic yachtsmen and world explorers, the Trans-Oceanic was also carried into battle by American troops in three wars. Its great popularity in spite of a very high price can be laid at the feet of several generations of armchair travelers who used the shortwave capabilities of the Trans-Oceanic as a window on the world. With access to the Zenith corporate archives and their long experience as radio enthusiasts and writers for both the popular and scholarly press, Professors Bryant and Cones present the engrossing stories of the development and use of the Trans-Oceanic throughout its forty year life. They present a wealth of never-before published photographs, documents and information concerning these fascinating radios, their collection, preservation and restoration.
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Antique Office Machines

Author : Thomas A. Russo
ISBN : CHI:65151580
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
File Size : 53.17 MB
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Explore 600 years of caculating devices, from the abacus to the desk top computer, with valuable information for historians and collectors alike. With 500 color photographs, accurate captions, and a guide to current values, this will be an essential guide to collecting office machines.
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Cumulative Book Index

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ISBN : UOM:39015058373765
Genre : American literature
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A world list of books in the English language.
Category: American literature

Antique Medical Instruments

Author : C. Keith Wilbur
ISBN : CORNELL:31924100191620
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
File Size : 68.38 MB
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A hand-illustrated tour of medical history, chronicling the evolution of a wide range of medical instruments from the mid-1700s through current usage. Includes discussion on microscopes, reflex hammers, stethoscopes, blood pressure instruments, electro cardiographs, thermometers, forceps, bullet probes, blood-letting instruments, and more. An important resource for all medical personnel, historians, and collectors.
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Lincoln Library Bulletin

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ISBN : UIUC:30112018331675
Genre : Public libraries
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June 1947- includes the annual report of the Lincoln Library.
Category: Public libraries

100 Years Of Bell Telephones

Author : Richard Mountjoy
ISBN : IND:30000057470548
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
File Size : 33.13 MB
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Explores the technology & the history of the telephone, from the Coffin sets of the 1870s to the Princess phones of the 1960s and beyond.
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Today S Hottest Collectibles

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ISBN : 0873413725
Genre : Collectibles
File Size : 80.59 MB
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More than 1,300 identifying photos and 10,000 values make this resource of current popular areas of collecting a must-have for every garage sale, antique store, or auction browser.
Category: Collectibles

The Official Rinker Price Guide To Collectibles

Author : Harry L. Rinker
ISBN : 0676601596
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
File Size : 26.93 MB
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Illustrated with nearly five hundred photographs, an updated, authoritative price guide covers more than 425 categories of collectible items made after 1920--ubckydubg action figures, Pez dispensers, and Depression glass--listing forty thousand prices, discussing the latest market trends, and offering collecting tips. Original. 10,000 first printing.
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Warman S Americana Collectibles

Author : Ellen T. Schroy
ISBN : 0873419766
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
File Size : 39.16 MB
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Provides descriptions and price listings for such American antiques as pottery, games, comic books, cookie cutters, children's toys, and beer bottles.
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Halloween In America

Author : Stuart L. Schneider
ISBN : STANFORD:36105017531372
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
File Size : 72.40 MB
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Guide to Halloween's history and memorabilia
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Forthcoming Books

Author : Rose Arny
ISBN : UOM:39015038913821
Genre : American literature
File Size : 87.88 MB
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Category: American literature