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Overview

Our inquisitive species just loves tinkering, testing, and pushing the limits, and these delightfully different books are freewheeling references to hundreds of customs, notions, and inventions that reflect human ingenuity throughout history. Every page of these quirky volumes catalogs something fascinating, surprising, or serendipitous.


Lively, incomparably browsable reads for history buffs, pop culture lovers, and anyone who relishes the odd and extraordinary details hidden in the everyday, both volumes of An Uncommon History of Common Things will inform, amuse, astonish—and alter the way you think about the clever creatures we call humans.

Details

  • Hardcover
  • 304 pages; 525 photographs
  • 7 3/8" x 9 1/2"
  • Volume 1: © 2009. Volume 2: © 2015.