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One Good Turn

Door Witold Rybczynski

One Good Turn
RubriekTechniek & Innovatie
Boeknummer#226899
TitelOne Good Turn. A Natural History of the Screwdriver and the Screw
AuteurRybczynski, Witold
BoektypeGebonden hardcover met stofomslag
UitgeverijNew York etc., Simon & Schuster
Jaar van uitgave2000
ISBN100743208498
ISBN139780743208499
TaalEngels
SamenvattingThe Best Tool of the Millennium The seeds of Rybczynski's elegant and illuminating new book were sown by The New York Times, whose editors asked him to write an essay identifying the best tool of the millennium. The award-winning author of Home, A Clearing in the Distance, and Now I Sit Me Down, Rybczynski once built a house using only hand tools. His intimate knowledge of the toolbox -- both its contents and its history -- serves him beautifully on his quest. One Good Turn is a story starring Archimedes, who invented the water screw and introduced the helix, and Leonardo, who sketched a machine for carving wood screws. It is a story of mechanical discovery and genius that takes readers from ancient Greece to car design in the age of American industry. Rybczynski writes an ode to the screw, without which there would be no telescope, no microscope -- in short, no enlightenment science. One of our finest cultural and architectural historians, Rybczynski renders a graceful, original, and engaging portrait of the tool that changed the course of civilization.
Pagina's173
Staat van het boekAls nieuw
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