The Book on the Bookshelf [Henry Petroski] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. From the author of the highly praised The Pencil and The Evolution of Useful Things comes another captivating history of the seemingly mundane: the book and its storage. About The Book on the Bookshelf From the author of the highly praised The Pencil and The Evolution of Useful Things comes another captivating history of the seemingly mundane: the book and its storage. Writing The Book on the Bookshelf reinforced my belief that there is a fascinating story behind even the simplest and most familiar of objects. As long as there are things to wonder about, there are stories to be written about them. That makes me happy, because writing about things seems to be my thing. (Henry Petroski) Well written as it is, if Book on the Bookshelf were only about books-as-furniture, it would have little appeal to the general reader. Petroski, however, uses this treatise on design to examine the very human motivations that lie behind it. Buy a cheap copy of the book on the bookshelf by henry petroski. Consider the book. Though Goodnight Moon and Finnegans Wake differ considerably in content and intended audience, they do share some basic characteristics. They Free shipping over $10. the book on the bookshelf by henry petroski and a great selection of similar Used, New and Collectible Books available now at AbeBooks.com. 0375706399 – the book on the bookshelf by henry petroski – AbeBooks .
In The Book on the Bookshelf, author Henry Petroski takes an in depth look at the development of books and the humble bookshelf over the centuries including: scrolls and codices, illuminated texts and the modern paperback. Rent textbook Book on the Bookshelf by PETROSKI, HENRY – 9780375706394. Price: $15.11. Enter your email address to receive your offer! Email Sign Up. Get Offer. Enter email to receive your offer! Email Sign Up. Get Offer. Get $5 Off Your Order! Text OWL to 87955. Free Shipping On Every Order. Send Me a Limited Time Offer Today! Send Me an Offer! Henry Petroski answers these and virtually any other questions we might have about books as he contemplates the history of the book on the bookshelf with his inimitable subtle analysis and intriguing detail. Book-lover though he may be, however, Henry Petroski is, first and foremost, an engineer and so, in the end, it is the evolution of bookshelves even more than of books that fascinates him. .