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The Pencil: A History of Design and Circumstance - Henry Petroski
The Pencil: A History of Design and Circumstance - Henry Petroski
 
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How could something that we take so much for granted have such an intriguing and storied history? Find out everything you ever wanted to know about pencil technology with this engaging book. One entire 20-page chapter is devoted to the Thoreau family and their creation of award-winning pencils in Concord, Massachusetts. Henry Thoreau's role in their success is outlined here.
Alfred A. Knopf, 1989, 1992. Paperback, 434 pp.

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