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The Resource One Good Turn

One Good Turn

Label
One Good Turn
Title
One Good Turn
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Summary
The Best Tool of the Millennium The seeds of Rybczynski's elegant and illuminating new book were sown by The New York Times, whose editors asked him to write an essay identifying "the best tool of the millennium." The award-winning author of Home, A Clearing in the Distance, and Now I Sit Me Down, Rybczynski once built a house using only hand tools. His intimate knowledge of the toolbox — both its contents and its history — serves him beautifully on his quest. One Good Turn is a story starring Archimedes, who invented the water screw and introduced the helix, and Leonardo, who sketched a machine for carving wood screws. It is a story of mechanical discovery and genius that takes readers from ancient Greece to car design in the age of American industry. Rybczynski writes an ode to the screw, without which there would be no telescope, no microscope — in short, no enlightenment science. One of our finest cultural and architectural historians, Rybczynski renders a graceful, original, and engaging portrait of the tool that changed the course of civilization
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Rybczynski, Witold
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Architecture
  • History
  • Home Design & Décor
  • Nonfiction
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One Good Turn
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:379a643a-37eb-4833-8871-e41fcd778b96
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780743219082
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
One Good Turn
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:379a643a-37eb-4833-8871-e41fcd778b96
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780743219082
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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