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Written in Stone (A Journey Through the Stone Age and the Origins of Modern Language)

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Half the world’s population speaks a language that has evolved from a single, prehistoric mother tongue. A mother tongue first spoken in Stone Age times, on the steppes of central Eurasia 6,500 years ago. It was so effective that it flourished for two thousand years. It was a language that spread from the shores of the Black Sea across almost all of Europe and much of Asia. It is the genetic basis of everything we speak and write today—the DNA of language. Written in Stone combines detective work, mythology, ancient history, archaeology, the roots of society, technology and warfare, and the sheer fascination of words to explore that original mother tongue, sketching the connections woven throughout the immense vocabulary of English—with some surprising results. In snappy, lively and often very funny chapters, it uncovers the most influential and important words used by our Neolithic ancestors, and shows how they are still in constant use today—the building blocks of all our most common words and phrases.

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  • Product Details

    Author:
    Christopher Stevens
    Format:
    Hardcover
    Pages:
    272
    Publisher:
    Pegasus Books (November 16, 2015)
    Language:
    English
    Audience:
    General/trade
    ISBN-13:
    9781605989075
    ISBN-10:
    160598907X
    Weight:
    15.04oz
    Dimensions:
    6.4" x 9.4" x 1"
    Case Pack:
    36
    File:
    -NortonNorton_061519-20190618.xml
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    Publisher Identifier:
    P-WWN
    Discount Code:
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