The Book on the Bookshelf

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Product Details

Price
$16.95  $15.76
Publisher
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publish Date
Pages
306
Dimensions
5.21 X 7.98 X 0.62 inches | 0.63 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780375706394

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About the Author

Henry Petroski is the Alexander S.Vesic Professor of Engineering and Professor of History at Duke University, where he also serves as chairman of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He lives in Durham, North Carolina.

Reviews

"For anyone interested in the craft of reading, [this book] is a compulsive necessity." --The New York Times Book Review

"A fascinating history of two related common objects, impeccably documented and beautifully illustrated." --Civilization

"After reading this book, you will not look at a book or a bookshelf in the same way." --Seattle Times

"If 'God is in the details, ' then those seeking God should read Petroski's books." --Library Journal