The Pencil: A History of Design and Circumstance 1st Edition

The Pencil: A History of Design and Circumstance 1st Edition


The Pencil: A History of Design and Circumstance 1st Edition
by Henry Petroski (Author)
-New Book

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.

Product details
Paperback: 448 pages
Publisher: Knopf; 1st edition (November 10, 1992)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0679734155
ISBN-13: 978-0679734154
Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.9 x 9.3 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds

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