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Henry Petroski's The Pencil

Henry Petroski's The Pencil

$22.00

Knopf

Your pencils come from Pencils.com, but really - where do your pencils come from? You know the lineage of the Blackwing pencil, but what about the history of pencils before that? In this engaging, informative history, Henry Petroski traces the origins of the pencil back to ancient Greece and Rome, sketches its development over the centuries and around the world, and shows what the pencil can teach us about engineering and technology today.

Henry Petroski is the Aleksandar S. Vesic Professor of Civil Engineering and a professor of history at Duke University. The author of a dozen previous books, he lives in Durham, North Carolina.
  • Item #:
103341
  • Author:
Henry Petroski
  • Publisher:
Knopf; 1st edition (November 10, 1992)
  • Book Type:
Paperback
  • Number of Pages:
448
  • ISBN:
9780679734154

Description

Your pencils come from Pencils.com, but really - where do your pencils come from? You know the lineage of the Blackwing pencil, but what about the history of pencils before that? In this engaging, informative history, Henry Petroski traces the origins of the pencil back to ancient Greece and Rome, sketches its development over the centuries and around the world, and shows what the pencil can teach us about engineering and technology today.

Henry Petroski is the Aleksandar S. Vesic Professor of Civil Engineering and a professor of history at Duke University. The author of a dozen previous books, he lives in Durham, North Carolina.

Details

  • Item #:
103341
  • Author:
Henry Petroski
  • Publisher:
Knopf; 1st edition (November 10, 1992)
  • Book Type:
Paperback
  • Number of Pages:
448
  • ISBN:
9780679734154