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Library: An Unquiet History

by Matthew Battles

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Published
2015
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Good
ISBN
9780393351453
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Condition: clean copy. Content: The author takes us from Boston to Baghdad, from classical scriptoria to medieval monasteries and on to the Information Age to explore how libraries are build and how they are destroyed: from the scroll burnings in ancient China to the burning of libraries in Europe and Bosnia to the latest revolutionary upheavals of the digital age.… Read more
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Cave Canem: A Miscellany of Latin Words and Phrases

by Lorna Robinson

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Published
2008-11
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Good
ISBN
9780802717153
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$9.64

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Condition: clean copy. Content: An oxford trained classicist, the author introduces readers to the world of the Latin language - and what better forum for this than life in ancient Rome. Each chapter explores the richness of Latin words and concepts through different aspects of Roman life. 128 pages, word finder. illustrated with roman mosaics.
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Babel: Around the world in twenty languages

by Gaston Dorren

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Published
2019
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Good
ISBN
9781781256411
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$8.03

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Condition: clean copy. Content: Combining linguistics and cultural history, this book takes us on an intriguing tour of the world, addressing such questions as how tiny Portugal spawned a major world language and Holland didn't; why Japanese women talk differently from Japanese men; and how non-alphabetic scripts, such as those of India and China, do the same job as our 26… Read more
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Lingo: A Language Spotters Guide to Europe

by Gaston Dorren

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Published
2014
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Good
ISBN
9781781254165
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$10.04

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Condition: clean copy. Content: The author takes us on a tour of fifty-odd European languages and dialects to the rise and rise of English, via the complexities of Welsh plurals and puzzling Czeck accents. It explains the baffling ways of Basque, unlocks Ukrainian's enviable grammar and provides a crash course in alphabets. We learn why Esperanto could never catch on, how… Read more
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A Place for Everything

by Judith Flanders

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Published
2020
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Good
ISBN
9781509881567
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$11.24

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Condition: clean copy, some pencil notes. Content: The author draws out attention both to the neglected ubiquity of the alphabet and the long, complex history of its rise to prominence. For, while the order of the alphabet itself became fixed very soon after letters were first invented, their ability to sort and store and organize proved far less obvious. She… Read more
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Is That a Fish in Your Ear?

by David Bellos

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Published
2011
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Good
ISBN
9781846144646
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Condition: clean copy. Content: The author ranges across the whole of human experience, from foreign films to philosophy to show why translation is at the heart of what we do and who we are. He asks: what's the difference between translating unprepared natural speech, and translating 'Madame Bovary?' How do you translate a joke? What's the difference between a native tongue… Read more
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Easy Arabic Script

by Jane; Gaafar, Mahmoud Wightwick

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Published
2005-06
ISBN
9780071462099
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Sound clean copy
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