The Magic Of ReadingStreaming Video - 2010
If writing is the beginning of history, reading is the beginning of civilization. In this program, host Alberto Manguel traces the history of literacy via the Lascaux caves of prehistoric France; ancient Mesopotamia, birthplace of cuneiform and home to the Epic of Gilgamesh; and Egypt both past and present, with its monumental libraries at Alexandria. He then addresses the powerful benefits and dangerous drawbacks of personal interpretation of religious texts and ends with issues of access to books in deprived areas of the world.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, , c2009
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (52 min.) :,sd., col., digital file