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Henry Petroski
ISBN # : 9780679740391
Publisher: Vintage
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This surprising book may appear to be about the simple things of life--forks, paper clips, zippers--but in fact it is a far-flung historical adventure on the evolution of common culture. To trace the fork's history, Duke University professor of civil engineering Henry Petroski travels from prehistoric times to Texas barbecue to Cardinal Richelieu to England's Industrial Revolution to the American Civil War--and beyond. Each item described offers a cultural history lesson, plus there's plenty of engineering detail for those so inclined.

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zafar iqbal

I never knew that the needle, paper clip, fork, stapler and zipper are the result of such fascinating evolution . This book makes you think about the history of everyday items and the backdrop of challenges that lesser-known geniuses faced to create the conveniences of the modern world.

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