The Pencil: A History of Design and Circumstance

Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 10/11/1992 - 448 páginas
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.

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What We Forget
Of Names Materials and Things
Before the Pencil
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Henry Petroski is the Aleksandar S. Vesic Professor of Civil Engineering and a professor of history at Duke University. The author of more than a dozen books, he lives in Durham, North Carolina, and Arrowsic, Maine. 

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