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  • Dec 08, 2011
  • 12:49 PM

Book Review 222: Alphabeta: How 26 Letters Shaped the Western World

Harry Eagar / Maui News
“Alphabeta” is an odd little book that does not really live up to its subtitle. That is, it does not show how the alphabet shaped the western world. It might better be described as a philosophical musing about who adopts a script and why, although John Man's hypothesis is poorly supported.

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