Who is Carl G. Liungman?
Born 1938 in Stockholm Liungman spent his childhood in different parts of Sweden, and in Africa. He studied theoretical philosophy and psychology at the university of Lund. In 1970 he wrote his first book. It was about the concept of intelligence and the history of IQ-testing. It was translated to English, German, Spanish, Dutch, Danish and Norwegian.
In 1972 Liungman took an interest in semiotics, the science of communication with signs, and Western ideograms in particular. After two years of compilation the first version of his encyclopedia on Western ideograms was published in Sweden. In 1991 the first English language version appeared in the US.
The encyclopedia has been revised and augmented several times, after its appearance on Internet, with much e-mail feedback from both scholars and laymen. The fourth revision was titled Thought Signs because these signs convey thoughts or concepts rather than sounds, as opposed to the letter signs. Symbols is the fifth revised version -- the third in English.
Liungman writes and researches at his home, an old mansion in a remote part of rural Scania where he also tends to his dogs, sheep and cats. Among his other interests is space travel, life in other sun systems, machines creating directed gravitation and historical anomalies.
Liungman hopes he'll live long enough to witness the first manned landing on Mars and a following ground investigation of the pyramid ruin shapes there photographed by the Viking missions.
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