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The First Alphabet and How Writing Changed the World reveal how the evolution of writing, printing and the first alphabet tell the story of civilization.
Jeannette Robinson
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  1. 1. The First Alphabet
    September 22, 2020
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    Writing has played a vital role in the development and expansion of cultures throughout history. From the shape of the letter A to the role of writing in trade and storytelling, discover how the written word shaped civilization itself.
  2. 2. How Writing Change the World
    September 29, 2020
    English [CC]
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    Just as writing changed the course of human history, the evolution of paper and printing revolutionized the spread of information. The printing press kicked off the scientific revolution that fast-tracked us to the current digital age.

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Boho-ChicReviewed in the United States on March 24, 2021
5.0 out of 5 starsStellar. Engaging. Riveting.
Absolutely first rate production. Totally Emmy worthy. Brilliant and engaging. Didn't expect to love it this much, and I now wanna share it with everyone! You won't regret watching this... unless "Humanity in general" bores you.
Frequent ShopperReviewed in the United States on March 9, 2021
1.0 out of 5 starsPoorly done NOVA
Would have been a 5 except for the fact that the off-screen presenter does not know the difference between a picture and a pitcher. Very annoying hearing her drone on about the pitchers on tomb walls…
Kate!Reviewed in the United States on February 24, 2021
5.0 out of 5 starsGreat doc
I particularly enjoyed the first episode.
Emil MoskonaReviewed in the United States on February 18, 2021
5.0 out of 5 starsI love it!
Must see! Intriguing, educational, very well presented.
MichelleReviewed in the United States on May 28, 2021
5.0 out of 5 starsWonderful Introduction
Wonderful Introduction - I hope they can produce more episodes
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