Capture: Unraveling the Mystery of Mental Suffering [Audiobook] by David A. Kessler English | April 12, 2016 | ASIN: B01AX2EW7Q, ISBN: 1504697073, 1504730747 | [email protected] kbps | 9 hrs 34 mins | 263 MB Narrator: Sean Pratt
By David Sacks"Language Visible: Unraveling the Mystery of the Alphabet from A to Z" Publisher:Broadway | Pages:416 | Date:2003-08-19 | ISBN:0767911725 | RAR | PDF | 9Mb
Letters are tangible language. Joining together in endless combinations to actually show speech, letters convey our messages and tell our stories. While we encounter these tiny shapes hundreds of times a day, we take for granted the long, fascinating history behind one of the most fundamental of human inventions – the alphabet. The heart of the book is the 26 fact-filled “biographies” of letters A through Z, each one identifying the letter’s particular significance for modern readers, tracing its development from ancient forms, and discussing its noteworthy role in literature and other media. We learn, for example, why the letter X has a sinister and sexual aura, how B came to signify second best, why the word “mother” in many languages starts with M, and what is the story of O.