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Panati's Extraordinary Origins of Everyday Things Paperback – 1 Sep 1989

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  • Paperback: 474 pages
  • Publisher: HarperPerennial; Reissue edition (Sept. 1989)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0060964197
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060964191
  • Product Dimensions: 15.6 x 3 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 291,958 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Panati is a former Physicist and Science Editor


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By A Customer on 19 Nov. 1998
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I didn't learn this much history in school. It is amazing to learn that customs we practice today have their roots hundreds, even thousands of years ago. Ages high school to 100 will enjoy this book.
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This is one of those curious little books you sometimes come across, where every page tells you about two or three things you never knew or even thought about before. Every library should have one. I bet the guys who do the research for QI have well-thumbed copies of this book in their desk drawers, it's that kind of a book. Do you know who first came up with eyeglasses, and when? Or what people used before toilet paper came along in 1857? Who exactly ate humble pie? Answers to all these and more, etc, etc...
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A great book for people interested in just about everything. Since the book is so diverse you are sure to find something for everyone. A wonderful choice if you need to get a gift for someone very hard to buy for. I've not met anyone who hasn't thoroughly enjoyed the book. Frankly, I think its a terrific "bathroom" or guestroom book.
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I wore this book out. I read it, reread it, bookmarked it to death and referred to it so often. Now I need another one. I'm going to buy *two more*, just in case.
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When I use this book in school or university people always marvel ask where I got such unique information
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