One Good Turn: A Natural History of the Screwdriver and the Screw download free [PDF and Ebook] by Witold Rybczynski

One Good Turn: A Natural History of the Screwdriver and the Screw download free [PDF and Ebook] by Witold Rybczynski year 2001
  • Book name: One Good Turn: A Natural History of the Screwdriver and the Screw
  • Author: Witold Rybczynski
  • Release date: 2001/9/20
  • Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Poetry and Drama
  • ISBN: 9780684867304
  • Rating: 7.33 of 10
  • Votes: 819
  • Review by: Kody Langston
  • Review rating: 8.54 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/10/30
  • Total pages: 173
  • Includes a PDF summary of 16 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: The Best Tool of the Millennium The seeds of Rybczynski's elegant and illuminating new book were sown by The New York Times, whose editors asked him to write an essay identifying 'the best tool of the millennium.' The award-winning author of Home, A Clearing in the Distance, and Now I Sit Me Down, Rybczynski once built a house using only hand tools. His intimate knowledge of the toolbox - both its contents and its history - serves him beautifully on his quest. One Good Turn is a story starring Archimedes, who invented the water screw and introduced the helix, and Leonardo, who sketched a machine for carving wood screws. It is a story of mechanical discovery and genius that takes readers from ancient Greece to car design in the age of American industry. Rybczynski writes an ode to the screw, without which there would be no telescope, no microscope - in short, no enlightenment science. One of our finest cultural and architectural historians, Rybczynski renders a graceful, original, and engaging portrait of the tool that changed the course of civilization.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 9H13M35S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Architecture, Inventions & Inventors, DIY: General, History: Specific Events & Topics, History Of Science, Literary Studies: General
  • Available formats: PRC, WORD, PDF, XPS, TXT, DOC, EPUB, PML. Compressed in CHM, EML, JAR, RAR, ZIP, CBC
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 12.98 USD
  • Dimensions: 127x190x13mm
  • Weight: 140g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: New York, United States
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