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A to Z : how writing changed the world  Cover Image DVD DVD

A to Z : how writing changed the world / David Sington, author, director ; Laurie Cahalane, Melanie Wallace, Hugh Sington, Martin de la Fouchardiere, producer.

Cahalane, Laurie, (film producer.). Wallace, Melanie (Producer), (film producer.). Sington, Hugh, (film producer.). La Fouchardière, Martin de, (film producer.). Sington, David, (film director,, screenwriter.). Robinson, Jeanette, (narrator.). PBS DVD (Firm), (publisher.).


The First Alphabet: Follow the evolution of the written word, from millennia-old carvings in an Egyptian turquoise mine to modern-day alphabets. How Writing Changed the World: The printing press transformed the spread of information, igniting the Industrial Revolution. How did technologies, from pen to paper to printing press, make it all possible?

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781531712662
  • ISBN: 1531712665
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 120 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [Arlington, Virginia] : PBS, [2020]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Title from disc surface.
"SDH subtitles (subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing) are a function of the disc and serve the same purpose as closed-captions"--Container
Formatted Contents Note:
The first alphabet -- How writing changed the world.
Participant or Performer Note:
Jeanette Robinson, narrator.
Target Audience Note:
Rating: TV-G.
System Details Note:
DVD, wide screen, region 1; stereo.
Language Note:
English dialogue; English subtitles (SDH).
Subject: Writing > History.
Genre: Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Documentary films.
Nonfiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Documentary films.
Nonfiction films.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Northwest Indian College.


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Lummi Library DVD 982 P 211 .A86 2020 679386 DVD Available -

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