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Panati's Extraordinary Origins of Everyday Things

Panati's Extraordinary Origins of Everyday Things

by Charles Panati


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For lovers of facts, students of popular culture, history buffs, and science enthusiasts, the fascinating stories behind 500 everyday items, expressions, and customs—from Kleenex to steak sauce, Barbie Dolls to honeymoons.

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ISBN-13: 9780594732143
Publisher: Book Sales
Publication date: 08/15/2016
Sales rank: 157,446
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Charles Panati is an industrial physicist, former college professor, and for many years was the science editor of Newsweek. He's published 13 non-fiction books exploring the 'origins' of things, and two novels. His Browser's Book of Beginnings was the basis for the TV show The Start of Something Big, hosted by comedian Steve Allen, and written by Panati.

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bookweasel on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Reference material, interesting just to read however, information on the origins of such things as Kleenex, Mother Goose, zippers, safety pins, etc.