The Pencil: A History of Design and Circumstance 1st Edition
by Henry Petroski (Author)
Henry Petroski traces the origins of the pencil back to ancient Greece and Rome, writes factually and charmingly about its development over the centuries and around the world, and shows what the pencil can teach us about engineering and technology today.
From Publishers Weekly
This delightful history of the lowly pencil offers a mind-sharpening look at the intersection of engineering, economics and culture. Illustrated.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Paperback: 448 pages
Publisher: Knopf; 1st edition (November 10, 1992)
Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.9 x 9.3 inches
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