Extraordinary Origins Of Everyday Things

Paperback | October 17, 1989

byCharles 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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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.

Format:PaperbackDimensions:480 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 1.2 inPublished:October 17, 1989Publisher:HarperCollins

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ISBN - 10:0060964197

ISBN - 13:9780060964191

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Extraordinary Book.. As a teacher, students teach me something every day.. now I can learn about extraordinary things with them each day. I read from the book and with their input into what chapter we read, we find out cool and interesting information together. A recommended read for all teachers!!
Date published: 2000-09-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Reverend Tom One of the greatest books ever. Once you start casually browsing through it, you'll start looking around the house and wondering where everything came from and who invented it. You will be astonished at what you can learn. After reading the book, you can go head to head with Cliff Clavin on any topic that involves useless facts.
Date published: 1999-09-03