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EVOLUTION OF USEFUL THINGS

By: HENRY PETROSKI

Price: $5.00

Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE:

Seller ID: IM211144

ISBN: 0679740392

Condition: POOR CONDITION


How did the table fork acquire a fourth tine? What advantage does the Phillips-head screw have over its single-grooved predecessor? Why does the paper clip look the way it does? What makes Scotch tape Scotch? In this delightful book Henry, Petroski takes a microscopic look at artifacts that most of us count on but rarely contemplate, including such icons of the everyday as pins, Post-its, and fast-food "clamshell" containers. At the same time, he offers a convincing new theory of technological innovation as a response to the perceived failures of existing products--suggesting that irr... View more info

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ENGINEERS OF DREAMS : GREAT BRIDGE BUILD

By: HENRY PETROSKI

Price: $7.50

Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE:

Seller ID: IM211947

ISBN: 0679760210

Condition: GOOD CONDITION


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