The Toothpick: Technology and Culture download free [PDF and Ebook] by Henry Petroski

The Toothpick: Technology and Culture download free [PDF and Ebook] by Henry Petroski year 2008
  • Book name: The Toothpick: Technology and Culture
  • Author: Henry Petroski
  • Release date: 2008/1/28
  • Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE USA INC
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Technology and Engineering
  • ISBN: 9780307279439
  • Rating: 8.18 of 10
  • Votes: 893
  • Review by: Eden Renfro
  • Review rating: 8.37 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/10/1
  • Total pages: 443
  • Includes a PDF summary of 38 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: A celebration culture and technology, as seen through the history of the humble yet ubiquitous toothpick, from the best-selling author of The Pencil. From ancient Rome, where emperor Nero made his entrance into a banquet hall with a silver toothpick in his mouth, to nineteenth-century Boston, where Charles Forster, the father of the American wooden toothpick industry, ensured toothpicks appeared in every restaurant, the toothpick has been an omnipresent, yet often overlooked part of our daily lives. Here, with an engineer's eye for detail and a poet's flair for language, Henry Petroski takes us on an incredible tour of this most interesting invention. Along the way, he peers inside today's surprisingly secretive toothpick-manufacturing industry, and explores a treasure trove of the toothpick's unintended uses and perils, from sandwiches to martinis and beyond.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 28H18M9S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: History Of Engineering & Technology, General & World History, Inventions & Inventors, Technical Design, Product Design
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 22.91 USD
  • Dimensions: 137x204x23mm
  • Weight: 431g
  • Printed by: Random House Inc
  • Published in: New York, United States
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