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