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The Resource An uncommon history of common things, [Bethanne Patrick and John Thompson]

An uncommon history of common things, [Bethanne Patrick and John Thompson]

Label
An uncommon history of common things
Title
An uncommon history of common things
Statement of responsibility
[Bethanne Patrick and John Thompson]
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From hand tools to holidays to weapons to washing machines, "An Uncommon History of Common Things" features hundreds of colorful illustrations, timelines, sidebars, and more as it explores just about every subject under the sun. Who knew that indoor plumbing has been around for 4,600 years, but punctuation, capital letters, and the handy spaces between written words only date back to the Dark Ages? Or that ancient soldiers baked a kind of pizza on their shields--when they weren't busy flying kites to frighten their foes? Every page of this quirky compendium catalogs something fascinating, surprising, or serendipitous. A lively, incomparably browsable read for history buffs, pop culture lovers, and anyone who relishes the odd and extraordinary details hidden in the everyday, it will inform, amuse, astonish--and alter the way you think about the clever creatures we call humans
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E169.1
LC item number
.P26 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
An uncommon history of common things, [Bethanne Patrick and John Thompson]
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Volume 1 lacks numbering
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Food & drink : Daily fare -- On the side -- Beverages -- Snacks -- Sweets -- Utensils & containers
  • Seasons & holidays : Spring -- Summer -- Fall -- Winter
  • Ceremony & customs : Courtesies -- Weddings -- Babies -- Funerals -- All-American
  • Symbols & markings : Gestures -- Signs -- Superstitions -- Tributes -- Hair & body markings
  • Hearth & home : Buildings -- Houses -- Rooms -- Elements -- Appliances -- Backyard
  • Garments & accessories : Clothing -- Underwear -- Headwear -- Footwear -- Fasteners -- Accessories -- Laundry
  • Medications & potions : Hygiene -- Beautification -- Health -- First aid
  • Toys & games : Old-fashioned fun -- Classic games -- Sports -- Classic toys -- Other pastimes
  • Tools & innovations : Tools -- Communication -- Transportation -- Observation -- Weapons -- Medicine -- Economy
Control code
ocn256532913
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
2 volumes
Isbn
9781426215841
Lccn
2008040447
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)256532913
Label
An uncommon history of common things, [Bethanne Patrick and John Thompson]
Publication
Note
Volume 1 lacks numbering
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Food & drink : Daily fare -- On the side -- Beverages -- Snacks -- Sweets -- Utensils & containers
  • Seasons & holidays : Spring -- Summer -- Fall -- Winter
  • Ceremony & customs : Courtesies -- Weddings -- Babies -- Funerals -- All-American
  • Symbols & markings : Gestures -- Signs -- Superstitions -- Tributes -- Hair & body markings
  • Hearth & home : Buildings -- Houses -- Rooms -- Elements -- Appliances -- Backyard
  • Garments & accessories : Clothing -- Underwear -- Headwear -- Footwear -- Fasteners -- Accessories -- Laundry
  • Medications & potions : Hygiene -- Beautification -- Health -- First aid
  • Toys & games : Old-fashioned fun -- Classic games -- Sports -- Classic toys -- Other pastimes
  • Tools & innovations : Tools -- Communication -- Transportation -- Observation -- Weapons -- Medicine -- Economy
Control code
ocn256532913
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
2 volumes
Isbn
9781426215841
Lccn
2008040447
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)256532913

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