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An edition of The evolution of useful things (1992)

The evolution of useful things

1st Vintage Books ed.

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This edition published in by Vintage Books in New York.

Written in English

288 pages

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Cover of: The evolution of useful things
The evolution of useful things
1994, Vintage Books
in English - 1st Vintage Books ed.
Cover of: The evolution of useful things
The evolution of useful things
1993, Pavilion
in English
Cover of: The evolution of useful things
The evolution of useful things
1993, Pavilion Books
in English
Cover of: The evolution of useful things
The evolution of useful things
1992, Knopf
in English - 1st ed.
Cover of: The evolution of useful things
The evolution of useful things
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Table of Contents

How the fork got its tines
Form follows failure
Inventors as critics
From pins to paper clips
Little things can mean a lot
Stick before zip
Tools make tools - Patterns of proliferation
Domestic fashion and industrial design
The power of precedent
Closure before opening
Big bucks from small change
When good is better than best
Always room for improvement.

Edition Notes

Originally published: New York : A. Knopf, 1992.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 265-273) and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
609
Library of Congress
T212 .P465 1994

The Physical Object

Pagination
xi, 288 p. :
Number of pages
288

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL1398731M
Internet Archive
evolutionofusefu00petr
ISBN 10
0679740392
ISBN 13
9780679740391
LC Control Number
93006351
OCLC/WorldCat
28710944
Library Thing
1943752
Goodreads
61190

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