9780307279439

The Toothpick: Technology and Culture

ISBN 10: 030727943X / 0-307-27943-X
ISBN 13: 9780307279439
Publisher: Vintage Books
Publication Date: 2008
Binding: Softcover
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Celebrating the extraordinary aspects of the simplest of implements, a fascinating and quirky history of the toothpick ranges from ancient Rome to the present day, examining the ubiquitous item in its various forms and designs, its colorful applications through time, and the modern toothpick manufacturing industry. Reprint. 17,500 first printing.

 

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Book Description: Random House USA Inc, United States, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 204 x 137 mm. Brand New 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. Bookseller Inventory # LVN9780307279439

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Book Description: Random House USA Inc, United States, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 204 x 137 mm. Brand New 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. Bookseller Inventory # AAE9780307279439

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Book Description: Random House Inc, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 13.34 x 20.32 cm. Celebrating the extraordinary aspects of the simplest of implements, a fascinating and quirky history of the toothpick ranges from ancient Rome to the present day, examining the ubiquitous item in its various forms and designs, its colorful applications through time, and the modern toothpick manufacturing industry. Reprint. 17,500 .Our orders are sent from our warehouse locally or directly from our international distributors to allow us to offer you the best possible price and delivery time. Book. Bookseller Inventory # MM-20276189

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