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The Evolution of Useful Things : How Everyday Artifacts-From Forks and Pins to Paper Clips and Zippers-Came to Be as They Are.
by Henry Petroski




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Petroski tells fascinating stories about the arduous processes that resulted in paper clips, Post-its, Phillips-head screwdrivers, Scotch tape, and fast-food "clamshell" containers. "Petroski . . . an examines the simplest . . . tools in our lives with an appraising eye."--Washington Post Book World. 45 illus.

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Overview

Petroski tells fascinating stories about the arduous processes that resulted in paper clips, Post-its, Phillips-head screwdrivers, Scotch tape, and fast-food "clamshell" containers. "Petroski . . . an examines the simplest . . . tools in our lives with an appraising eye."--Washington Post Book World. 45 illus.


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  • ISBN-13: 9780679740391
  • ISBN-10: 0679740392
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • Publish Date: February 1994
  • Page Count: 304
  • Dimensions: 7.96 x 5.24 x 0.65 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.48 pounds


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