Quirky Qwerty: A Biography of the Typewriter and Its Many Characters

3.49 avg rating
( 37 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780142002704: Quirky Qwerty: A Biography of the Typewriter and Its Many Characters

This charming book whisks the reader through a fascinating, lighthearted history of an object most people take for granted: the keyboard. Recounting the development of "Qwerty," the modern typing system millions use everyday-named for the first six letters on the keyboard, Q.W.E.R.T.Y.-TorbjArn Lundmark taps out a neat archaeology of each letter and symbol and brings the discussion into the twenty-first century by addressing the role of punctuation in the digital age. Lundmark's vast knowledge, solid research, and friendly, digestible style make this a perfect book for both the casual word-buff and the experienced linguist.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Torbjörn Lundmark, born in Sweden, studied languages at the University of Uppsala and was on the philological faculty at Voronezh University. A professional writer for both children and adults he is also an illustrator and cartoonist.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Lundmark, Torbjorn
Published by Penguin Books (2003)
ISBN 10: 0142002704 ISBN 13: 9780142002704
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110142002704

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
£ 41.85
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 1.51
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Lundmark, Torbjorn
Published by Penguin Books
ISBN 10: 0142002704 ISBN 13: 9780142002704
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0142002704 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0965626

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
£ 46.86
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 3.78
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Torbjorn Lundmark
Published by Penguin Books (2003)
ISBN 10: 0142002704 ISBN 13: 9780142002704
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0142002704

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
£ 50.96
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 3.03
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Torbjorn Lundmark
Published by Penguin Books (2003)
ISBN 10: 0142002704 ISBN 13: 9780142002704
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0142002704

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
£ 65.11
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Lundmark, Torbjorn
Published by Penguin Books 2003-08-26 (2003)
ISBN 10: 0142002704 ISBN 13: 9780142002704
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
M and N Media
(Acworth, GA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books 2003-08-26, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 0142002704 We guarantee all of our items - customer service and satisfaction are our top priorities. Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Bookseller Inventory # TM-0142002704

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
£ 68.19
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 3.03
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds