The Toothpick: Technology and Culture [Audiobook] download free by Henry Petroski

The Toothpick: Technology and Culture Audiobook download free by Henry Petroski
  • Listen audiobook: The Toothpick: Technology and Culture
  • Author: Henry Petroski
  • Release date: 2008/1/19
  • Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE USA INC
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Technology and Engineering
  • ISBN: 9780307279439
  • Rating: 7.23 of 10
  • Votes: 105
  • Review by: Lore Trammell
  • Review rating: 8.12 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/11/25
  • Duration: 5H28M18S in 256 kbps (88.6 MB)
  • Date of creation of the audiobook: 2018-07-29
  • You can listen to this audiobook in formats: MOD, WAV, Shorten, FLAC, MPEG4, WMA, MPEG-4 DST, MP3 (compression TAR.XZ, TBZ, CBR, TAR.Z, ZIP, LHA, RAR)
  • Total pages original book: 443
  • Includes a PDF summary of 40 pages
  • Duration of the summary (audio): 28M32S (8 MB)
  • Description or summary of the audiobook: 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.
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Product Design, History Of Engineering & Technology, Inventions & Inventors, Technical Design, General & World History
  • Download servers: MEGA, 4Shared, Torrent, FileWhopper, Microsoft OneDrive. Compressed in TAR.XZ, TBZ, CBR, TAR.Z, ZIP, LHA, RAR
  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 22.91 USD
  • Dimensions: 137x204x23mm
  • Weight: 431g
  • Printed by: Random House Inc
  • Published in: New York, United States

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