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The toothpick : technology and culture / Henry Petroski.

Petroski, Henry. (Author).
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Newburgh Chandler PL - Bell Road Library 609 PET (Text) 39206020279319 NonFiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780307266361
  • ISBN: 0307266362
  • Physical Description: xii, 443 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2007.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 355-414) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
The oldest habit -- Artifacts and texts -- Sucksacks and whiskers -- Poor goose! -- Out of the woods -- Made in Portugal -- Charles Forster in Pernambuco -- From pegs to riches -- A family affair -- Going where the wood is -- An article for the million -- Advise and dissent -- The nasty instrument -- The toothpick man -- Cords of paper birch -- Trade secrets and closed doors -- Other toothpicks -- New uses for old -- Maurice, Oscar, and the industry -- The tragic heiress -- Exeunt Oscar and Maurice -- Foreign affairs -- Old gold and good wood -- Boxed and unboxed -- Woodpeckers and other dispensers -- Talking round a toothpick -- The fatal martini -- Improving on perfection -- The butler did it.
Subject: Toothpicks.

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