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Both entertaining and educational, A-dventure-Z: The Story of the Alphabet illustrates the history and development of the ancient signs that eventually led to the creation of the Roman alphabet. Under the influence of Egyptian hieroglyphics, proto-Canaanite pictograms in the second millennium B.C.E. evolved and split into different alphabetical systems, such as Phoenician, Hebrew, Aramaic, Greek, and Arabic. The illustrations in this book are based on the forms of the letters as they appear in ancient inscriptions and are accompanied by rich palaeographical, historical, and linguistic information. A-dventure-Z features whimsical full-page color illustrations that leap from the page and draw the reader into the story of the alphabet. Beautifully bound and printed, this book is a delightful educational gift to give to a child.

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Format: Paperback
Vendor: Carta Jerusalem
ISBN: 1598567624
ISBN-13: 9789652205315

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Publisher's Description

Both entertaining and educational, A-dventure-Z: The Story of the Alphabet illustrates the history and development of the ancient signs that eventually led to the creation of the Roman alphabet. Under the influence of Egyptian hieroglyphics, proto-Canaanite pictograms in the second millennium B.C.E. evolved and split into different alphabetical systems, such as Phoenician, Hebrew, Aramaic, Greek, and Arabic. The illustrations in this book are based on the forms of the letters as they appear in ancient inscriptions and are accompanied by rich palaeographical, historical, and linguistic information. A-dventure-Z features whimsical full-page color illustrations that leap from the page and draw the reader into the story of the alphabet. Beautifully bound and printed, this book is a delightful educational gift to give to a child.

Author Bio

Ada Yardeni, born and residing in Jerusalem, is a graduate of the Bezalel School of Art, where she received a diploma in graphic arts and calligraphy, and of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where she received a PhD in ancient Semitic languages, palaeography, and epigraphy. She specializes in the study of the Hebrew and Aramaic scripts and in the decipherment and interpretation of ancient inscriptions and documents, including documentary texts from the Judean Desert and the Aramaic documents from Elephantine. She has designed a number of typefaces, one of which bears her name. Dr. Yardeni is one of the world's leading authorities on ancient Semitic languages, palaeography, and epigraphy and has published several books and numerous articles on these subjects.

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