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The Resource Brief histories of everyday objects, written and drawn by Andy Warner

Brief histories of everyday objects, written and drawn by Andy Warner

Label
Brief histories of everyday objects
Title
Brief histories of everyday objects
Statement of responsibility
written and drawn by Andy Warner
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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. In the tradition of A Cartoon History of the Universe and, most recent, Randall Munroe's What If? comes Brief Histories of Everyday Objects, 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 "--
Summary
"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. In the tradition of A Cartoon History of the Universe and, most recent, Randall Munroe's What If? comes Brief Histories of Everyday Objects, a graphic tour through the unusual creation of some of the mundane items that surround us in our daily lives
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10534293
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Warner, Andy
Dewey number
306.4/609
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • comics graphic novels
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Material culture
  • Manufactures
  • Inventions
  • Personal belongings
  • Civilization
  • Inventions
  • COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Civilization
  • Inventions
  • Manufactures
  • Material culture
  • Personal belongings
Target audience
adult
Label
Brief histories of everyday objects, written and drawn by Andy Warner
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn930010088
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 206 pages
Isbn
9781250078650
Lccn
2016022566
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)930010088
Label
Brief histories of everyday objects, written and drawn by Andy Warner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn930010088
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 206 pages
Isbn
9781250078650
Lccn
2016022566
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)930010088

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