One good turn: a natural history of the screwdriver and the screw

Book Cover
Publisher:
Scribner,
Pub. Date:
2000.
Language:
English
Description
When editors at The New York Times Magazine were designing millennial issues and wanted a viable answer to the query, they wisely turned to Witold Rybczynski -- renowned social and architectural historian, author of Home and The Most Beautiful House in the World, a man who built a house by hand. Rybczynski's quest to identify the tool that changed the course of civilization became a story of mechanical discovery and genius as illuminating and engaging as Dava Sobel's Longitude. One Good Turn tells the tale of the screwdriver and the screw. Leonardo da Vinci sketched a machine for carving wood screws and the rest is delightfully compelling history. Rybczynski demonstrates exactly how, without screws, there would be no telescope, no microscope -- in short, no enlightenment science -- and why the Industrial Revolution would still be waiting in the wings. The screwdriver, perhaps the last hand-tool in a world gone cyber, represents nothing less than the triumph of precision and mass production. "Savvy and highly readable", (San Francisco Chronicle) Witold Rybczynski renders an uncommonly incisive and lively portrait of human endeavor.
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Copies In Prospector
Loading Prospector Copies...
More Details
ISBN:
9780684867298
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID2aafd1cb-cb91-0a7a-fbdf-98e52c6e9d01
Grouping Titleone good turn a natural history of the screwdriver and the screw
Grouping Authorrybczynski witold
Grouping Categorybook
Last Grouping Update2018-10-10 01:06:21AM
Last Indexed2020-01-21 02:31:33AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value0
accelerated_reader_reading_level0
authorRybczynski, Witold.
author_displayRybczynski, Witold
detailed_location_cmcCMC Leadville Campus
display_description
format_category_cmcBooks
format_cmcBook
id2aafd1cb-cb91-0a7a-fbdf-98e52c6e9d01
isbn9780684867298
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
ils:.b11352978.i19932510CMC Leadville CampusTJ1201.S34 R93 20001falsefalseMissingcml
itype_cmcBook
last_indexed2020-01-21T09:31:33.367Z
lexile_score-1
literary_formNon Fiction
literary_form_fullNon Fiction
local_callnumber_cmcTJ1201.S34 R93 2000
owning_library_cmcColorado Mountain College
owning_location_cmcCMC Leadville Campus
primary_isbn9780684867298
publishDate2000
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
ils:.b11352978BookBooksEnglishScribner, 2000.173 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
recordtypegrouped_work
scoping_details_cmc
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b11352978.i19932510Currently UnavailableMissingfalsefalsefalsefalsefalsetrue
subject_facetSchroeven (bevestigingsmateriaal)
Schroevendraaiers
Screwdrivers -- History
Screws -- History
title_displayOne good turn : a natural history of the screwdriver and the screw
title_fullOne good turn : a natural history of the screwdriver and the screw / Witold Rybczynski
title_shortOne good turn
title_suba natural history of the screwdriver and the screw
topic_facetHistory
Schroeven (bevestigingsmateriaal)
Schroevendraaiers
Screwdrivers
Screws