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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
Author
Distributor
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. It is a freewheeling reference to hundreds of customs, notions, and inventions that reflect human ingenuity throughout history. 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
Additional physical form
Also available in print.
Cataloging source
CaBNVSL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Patrick, Bethanne Kelly
Dewey number
973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
E169.1
LC item number
.P26 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Thompson, John M.
  • Credo Reference (Firm)
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Civilization
  • Civilization
  • Technological innovations
  • Inventions
  • United States
  • United States
Label
An uncommon history of common things, [Bethanne Patrick and John Thompson]
Link
http://search.credoreference.com/content/title/ngeouc
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword -- About this book -- 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 -- Further reading
Control code
9781784029876
Dimensions
digital files.
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Enhanced Credo edition
Extent
1 online resource (64 entries)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to authorized users and institutions
Isbn
9781784029876
Media category
electronic
Media MARC source
isbdmedia
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CaBNVSL)gtp00561508
  • (Credo)ngeouc2009
  • (OCoLC)900201421
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
An uncommon history of common things, [Bethanne Patrick and John Thompson]
Link
http://search.credoreference.com/content/title/ngeouc
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword -- About this book -- 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 -- Further reading
Control code
9781784029876
Dimensions
digital files.
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Enhanced Credo edition
Extent
1 online resource (64 entries)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to authorized users and institutions
Isbn
9781784029876
Media category
electronic
Media MARC source
isbdmedia
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CaBNVSL)gtp00561508
  • (Credo)ngeouc2009
  • (OCoLC)900201421
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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