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Hew, Screw, and Glue: How Stuff Is Made

Hew, Screw, and Glue: How Stuff Is Made

by James Innes-Smith, Henrietta Webb
     
 

Did you know:

  • The sap from the Hevea brasiliensis species of tree is transformed into condoms
  • Lipstick was originally made from crushed ants and carmine beetles
  • Some perfumes come from the anal glands of beavers
  • Mussel shells and corn cobs were commonly used as toilet paper

Overview

Did you know:

  • The sap from the Hevea brasiliensis species of tree is transformed into condoms
  • Lipstick was originally made from crushed ants and carmine beetles
  • Some perfumes come from the anal glands of beavers
  • Mussel shells and corn cobs were commonly used as toilet paper
  • Fish bones were once used as toothpaste

Hew, Screw & Glue investigates 30 common household items and explores the step-by-step production process from development to packaging to sale. Complete with whimsical illustrations, irreverent anecdotes, a brief history of the product, and lots of fun (and sometimes astonishing) facts, Hew, Screw & Glue is the perfect gift for trivia hounds and curious minds by the bestselling authors of Bad Hair and Big Hair.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810982598
Publisher:
Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
Publication date:
05/20/2009
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.10(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
13 - 18 Years

Meet the Author


James Innes-Smith and Henrietta Webb are the authors of the bestselling Bad Hair and Big Hair. They live in London.

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