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The Toothpick: Technology and Culture (Vintage) Paperback – 11 Nov 2008

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  • Paperback: 443 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage Books USA; Reprint edition (11 Nov. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 030727943X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0307279439
  • Product Dimensions: 13.2 x 2.4 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,816,052 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Offers rare insights into principles of engineering and design."
"The Washington Post Book World"
Delightful . . . Mr. Petroski combines historical narrative with technical expertise to compelling affect.
"New York Sun"
"I'll never look at a toothpick in the same way."
Jeri Krentz, "The Charlotte Observer"
Petroski writes . . . with the observant eye of an engineer and the imaginative heart of a novelist.
"Los Angeles Times""

About the Author

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.


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