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The Toothpick

The Toothpick

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Published by Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group in New York .
Written in English


The Physical Object
FormatE-book
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Open LibraryOL24283551M
ISBN 109780307492005
OCLC/WorldCa607914452

A celebration culture and technology, as seen through the history of the humble yet ubiquitous toothpick, from the best-selling author of The 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. The Toothpick: Technology and Culture: : Henry Petroski: Books. Skip to main content. Try Prime EN Hello, Sign in Account & Lists Sign in Account & Lists Orders Try Prime Cart. Books Go Search Best Sellers Gift Ideas New Releases Deals.

Product Title 40pcs Double-ended Toothpick Soft Silicone Tooth Pic Average rating: 0 out of 5 stars, based on 0 reviews Current Price $ $ 8. 69 List List Price $ $ The Wire - ‘The Toothpick: Technology and Culture’ has a book review of the item we currently have in "Further reading". It might have useful information. It might have useful information. -- Quiddity (talk) , 13 April (UTC).

The History of Toothpicks Among the many eating utensils that were created over the last few millennia's, toothpick is known to be so old that it predates the modern history of human race. Archeological findings scattered all around the world confirm that the skulls of Neanderthals and Homo sapiens have shown very clear signs of teeth that were.   This book is a gold mine for collectors of old and reproduced American-made toothpick holders! Not only does it have excellent photos and/or drawings, it also gives a brief history of many glass makers in the late s to the present time. Also lists original manufacturer, original colors, reproduced colors and the reproduction company/5(5).


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The Toothpick Download PDF EPUB FB2

Product details Paperback: pages Publisher: Vintage; Reprint edition (November 4, ) Language: English ISBN X ISBN Product Dimensions: x x 8 inches Shipping Weight: ounces (View shipping rates and policies) Customer Reviews: Cited by: Toothpick Paperback – August 1, by Kenneth E.

Ethridge (Author)5/5(1). Like The Pencil, Henry Petroskis The Toothpick is a celebration of a humble yet elegant device.

As old as mankind and as universal as eating, this useful and ubiquitous tool finally gets its due in this wide-ranging and compulsively readable book.

Here is the unexpected story of the simplest of implementswhether made of grass, gold, quill, or wooda story of engineering and/5. Beautiful story about friendship and love between a skinny, shy high school boy Jamie and a young girl, Janice (Toothpick) suffering from cystic fibrosis/5. This is the true story of Eddy Tostado’s eight days as a hostage in Chula Vista, California, a suburb of San Diego.

Eddy was kidnapped in June of by members of a Mexican cartel known as Los Palillos or the Toothpicks.5/5(1). THE TOOTHPICK: Technology and Culture User Review - Kirkus. A comprehensive report on the ubiquitous wooden sliver's past, present and future, from the seasoned historian of life's.

Buy this book The toothpick is not just “among the simplest of manufactured things,” Petroski explains, but one of the oldest: Grooves on fossilized teeth suggest that early hominids might have.

Generous illustrations add texture to the sometimes dry, almost textbook-worthy narrative flow as Petroski examines the toothpick’s boundless uses, from freeing stubborn debris and serving hors d’oeuvres to testing baked goods for doneness or skewering unsympathetic cellmates.

An educational and savory meal, overdone but still : Henry Petroski. Buy a cheap copy of The Toothpick: Technology and Culture book by Henry Petroski. A celebration culture and technology, as seen through the history of the humble yet ubiquitous toothpick, from the best-selling author of The ancient /5(5).

Toothpick House is Lee Lynch’s first book, and while it may not be quite as crisp as The Swashbuckler or as masterful as Rainbow Gap, it’s still beautifully written.

There’s so much passion in it, whether between Annie and Victoria or the desire for change that sweeps them and their friends into the feminist movement, making it a difficult book to put down/5(5). About The Toothpick.

A celebration culture and technology, as seen through the history of the humble yet ubiquitous toothpick, from the best-selling author of The Pencil. DecorRack 2 Toothpick Dispensers with Natural Wood Toothpicks for Teeth Cleaning, Holding Small Appetizers, Cocktails, and Crafts, Plastic Toothpick Holder with Adjustable Pour Holes (Set of 2) out of 5 stars   The story of the toothpick is the story of Everyone and Everything at Everytime.

Things get their names and reputations from people, and it is people who Written: 28 Oct, Toothpick is the story of Christmas from an entirely different perspective. The true miracle of Christmas is emphasized shared through the eyes of David, a year-old boy, his calf, J.J., and Toothpick a 5/5.

How many pages can you fit on the point of a toothpick. Surprisingly enough, about — but only if you’re the ingenious Henry Petroski, author of such entertaining and enlightening volumes as To Engineer Is Human: The Role of Failure in Successful Design and The Evolution of Useful new book employs the same deft and delightful attention to a simple object that he used Author: James Mustich.

In The Toothpick, Petroski, who is a professor of civil engineering and history at Duke University, chronicles the instrument's odd and funny history, taking readers back to the time of the.

The Toothpick: Technology and Culture - Ebook written by Henry Petroski. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read The Toothpick: Technology and Culture.

A great beginning book for toothpick bridge building. Has some history and types of bridges included. Will be basing a short teaching unit on this around the information in the book.4/4(18).

Access-restricted-item true Addeddate Bookplateleaf Boxid IA Boxid_2 CH City New York Donor bwb EditionPages: The toothpick: technology and culture. [Henry Petroski] -- The engineering and design, culture and class of a useful and ubiquitous tool.

Book\/a>, schema:CreativeWork\/a> ; 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.

Where books like “Guns, Germs and Steel” or “Rats, Lice and History” examine overlooked trends or inventions and demonstrate the decisive role they have played, “The Toothpick” is basically a paean Author: Joe Queenan.The toothpick: technology and culture.

[Henry Petroski] Book\/a>, schema:CreativeWork\/a> ; 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.This book succeeds in surprising in different ways.

He convinced his institution that a study of the toothpick was worth a year's sabbatical, and the result is a hefty pages, not counting Author: M. Bishop.