Wednesday, February 09, 2011

It Arrived- Finally!

This book 

that I ordered from Barnes and Noble the end of January FINALLY arrived in my mailbox yesterday.  Can I just say I am not impressed by the shipping company they use?  It went from Reno to Carson/Los Angeles, sat there for a few days, then went to Provo (nine miles north of me), to Salt Lake (fifty miles north of me!!), sat there for a couple of days, and finally came to Spanish.  It would have been faster and probably better if they'd just shipped it priority mail.

I'm glad I got the book, though.  I was expecting a coffee table kind of book- big, and on the thin side.  It is just under 10' by 7', and at least two inches thick.  There is a massive amount of written information in addition to visuals- but in smaller, very readable essays about the symbol in question.  I expect to spend many nights reading this before I go to sleep!

So, if you have any interest in the symbols mankind has used for millemia- I'd highly recommend this book.  I just don't recommend B & N's shipper- use the post office if at all possible, or order from Amazon.


Kay said...

That sounds like an interesting book. I used to be very familiar with symbols when I was a literature student and teacher, but have fallen away, so to speak. But some symbols seem to be just wired into the brain, and reading about them helps you recognize that. I'll be looking forward to seeing what you do with the information in your work.

Karoda said...

If any symbols really strike you, please share here. I just place the book on my wish list but thought I'd see if the library has it.

Sande said...

It sounds like a good one - have fun

Rian said...

Yes, do share if you see fit. It sounds so interesting.

Kim said...

Yay! Happy to here you finally got the book.

Judy said...

sounds great! thanks for recommending it.