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a fantastic book i invite anyone interested in umbert eco to pick up, especially at the $6 used price range.Published 8 months ago by Evelyn Holmes
Extremely useful for historians of Science. One book can not be exhaustive but this one is so full of facts, sources and ideas it will fill your mind as an exemplar of great... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Dr. Brian M. Marcotte
Umberto Eco demonstrates how, from the search for what Adam called a cat to Wilkins's and Swift's universal machines for language, the dream of Babel has been a haunting ghost. Read morePublished on March 6, 2013 by G. Mosley
Umberto Eco has done a very fine job of cataloguing and elucidating Europe's historical search for the "perfect language". Read morePublished on August 28, 2008 by William G. Pratt
A scholarly tour de force. Eco demonstrates his famous erudition in a sweeping yet detailed-when-necessary overview of the search for the perfect language - from the monogenetic... Read morePublished on April 9, 2007 by Dipankar Banejree
As always, Umberto Eco amazes with his erudition and insight. The only reason I didn't give this book five stars is because I see that as reserved for the near perfect. Read morePublished on March 3, 2007 by Rob Brennan
This is an excellent short review of European quest for a language to unite its disparate nations with each other and the rest of the world. Read morePublished on August 14, 2001 by Slava F.