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The Resource The Evolution of Useful Things

The Evolution of Useful Things

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The Evolution of Useful Things
Title
The Evolution of Useful Things
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Summary
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 irritation, and not necessity, is the mother of invention
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Petroski, Henry
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Technology
  • Nonfiction
  • Antiques
  • History
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The Evolution of Useful Things
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:331446ee-0f8e-4aad-862b-a95a3baac615
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780307773050
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Evolution of Useful Things
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:331446ee-0f8e-4aad-862b-a95a3baac615
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780307773050
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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