Writing is one of the most important inventions in the history of the human species, enabling people to communicate and transmit knowledge across vast distances in space and time. This books tells the story of writing, how it developed in ancient civilisations, and its many manifestations from printing presses to texting. You Wouldn't Want to Live Without Writing! is part of the science and technology strand within the internationally acclaimed You Wouldn't Want to Be series, created and designed by David Salariya.
Roger Canavan is an accomplished author who has written, edited and contributed to more than a dozen books about science and other educational subjects.