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The Pencil
A History of Design and Circumstance
Written by Henry Petroski

The Pencil .

Category: Technology - Industrial Design
Imprint: Knopf
Format: Trade Paperback
Pub Date: November 1992
Price: $23.00
Can. Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-73415-4 (0-679-73415-5)
Pages: 448
Also available as an eBook.



 
"Very engaging and wonderfully informative...The Pencil unfolds a history of invention, craftsmanship, engineering, manufacture and business that is also at times a history of cultural life on both sides of the Atlantic...No reader of this book will ever be able to pick up a pencil again without marveling."--Hilton Kramer, Newsday

"Using the pencil as a paradigm, Petroski shows us how the process of engineering unfolds and [how] the pencil is the end result of a process that parallels those by which products of much greater sophistication--computers, for example--are invented, designed, manufactured, and improved" --Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Post Book World





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