The toothpick

technology and culture

By Petroski, Henry

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ISBN
978-0-30726-636-1
Publisher
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2007.


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Reviewed on August 15, 2007

Petroski (civil engineering & history, Duke Univ.;Pushing the Limits: New Adventures in Engineering ), a prolific writer on design, engineering, and "useful things" in our culture, has found yet another story needing to be told, the late history of the toothpick. Who knew it involved colorful characters, intellectual property battles, shady marketing practices, trade secrets, and manufacturing productivity expect...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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