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The Resource The Toothpick

The Toothpick

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The Toothpick
Title
The Toothpick
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Summary
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.From the Trade Paperback edition
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Petroski, Henry
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Art
  • Technology
  • Engineering
  • Nonfiction
Label
The Toothpick
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:5f2135c3-af9b-40ab-8e4f-21986f7bbbca
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780307492005
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Toothpick
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:5f2135c3-af9b-40ab-8e4f-21986f7bbbca
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780307492005
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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