Brief Histories Of Everyday Objects

Author: Andy Warner
Publisher: Picador
ISBN: 1250078652
Size: 30.91 MB
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Hilarious, entertaining, and illustrated histories behind some of life's most common and underappreciated objects - from the paperclip and the toothbrush to the sports bra and roller skates

Brief Histories of Everyday Objects is a graphic tour through the unusual creation of some of the mundane items that surround us in our daily lives. Chapters are peppered with ballpoint pen riots, cowboy wars, and really bad Victorian practical jokes. Structured around the different locations in our home and daily life―the kitchen, the bathroom, the office, and the grocery store―award-nominated illustrator Andy Warner traces the often surprising and sometimes complex histories behind the items we often take for granted. Readers learn how Velcro was created after a Swiss engineer took his dog for a walk; how a naval engineer invented the Slinky; a German housewife, the coffee filter; and a radical feminist and anti-capitalist, the game Monopoly. This is both a book of histories and a book about histories. It explores how lies become legends, trade routes spring up, and empires rise and fall―all from the perspective of your toothbrush or toilet.


Brief Histories Of Everyday Objects

Author: Andy Warner
Publisher: Picador
ISBN: 1250137039
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This is both a book of histories and a book about histories. It explores how lies become legends, trade routes spring up, and empires rise and fall—all from the perspective of your toothbrush or toilet.

Brief Histories Of Everyday Objects

Author: Andy Warner
Publisher: Picador
ISBN: 1250078660
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This is both a book of histories and a book about histories. It explores how lies become legends, trade routes spring up, and empires rise and fall—all from the perspective of your toothbrush or toilet.

Brief Histories Of Everyday Objects

Author: Andy Warner
Publisher: Picador
ISBN: 9781250078650
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This is both a book of histories, and a book about histories. It explores how lies become legends, trade routes spring up, and empires rise and fall-all from the perspective of your toothbrush or toilet.

The Brief History Of The Dead

Author: Kevin Brockmeier
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1848546319
Size: 73.73 MB
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Each has a different story to tell, but their accounts have one thing in common - it was their final journey. For this is the city of the dead. And the link between this city and Laura's journey lies at the heart of this remarkable novel.

A Brief History Of Misogyny

Author: Jack Holland
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1780338848
Size: 36.56 MB
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In this compelling, powerful book, highly respected writer and commentator Jack Holland sets out to answer a daunting question: how do you explain the oppression and brutalization of half the world's population by the other half, throughout ...

My Brief History

Author: Stephen Hawking
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448169917
Size: 52.69 MB
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Tracing his development as a thinker, he explains how the prospect of an early death urged him onwards through numerous intellectual breakthroughs, and talks about the genesis of his masterpiece A Brief History of Time – one of the iconic ...

Modern Greece

Author: Thomas W. Gallant
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472567587
Size: 61.86 MB
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Modern Greece is an updated and enhanced edition of a classic survey of Greek history since the beginning of the 19th century.

A Brief History Of Neoliberalism

Author: David Harvey
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 019162294X
Size: 80.86 MB
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David Harvey, author of 'The New Imperialism' and 'The Condition of Postmodernity', here tells the political-economic story of where neoliberalization came from and how it proliferated on the world stage.

A Brief History Of Manga

Author: Helen McCarthy
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1781571309
Size: 42.66 MB
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Answering the key questions of any fan where did my favourite manga come from, and what should I read next? this book will open doors to neophytes and experts alike.

A Brief History Of Happiness

Author: Nicholas P. White
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405153121
Size: 39.93 MB
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In this brief history, philosopher Nicholas White reviews 2,500 years of philosophical thought about happiness.