The Pencil: A History of Design and Circumstance (Google eBook)
Henry Petroski traces the origins of the pencil back to ancient Greece and Rome, writes factually and charmingly about its development over the centuries and around the world, and shows what the pencil can teach us about engineering and technology today.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Review: The Pencil: A History of Design and CircumstanceUser Review - John A. - Goodreads
The book was well researched and fairly interesting although it was slow going in spots. Read full review
Review: The Pencil: A History of Design and CircumstanceUser Review - Elizabeth Sims - Goodreads
Loved this book. For me, a writing-instrument nerd, it was nirvana. (I read it shortly after it first came out in 1989.) Read full review
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