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The Resource The perfection of the paper clip : curious tales of invention, accidental genius, and stationery obsession, James Ward

The perfection of the paper clip : curious tales of invention, accidental genius, and stationery obsession, James Ward

Label
The perfection of the paper clip : curious tales of invention, accidental genius, and stationery obsession
Title
The perfection of the paper clip
Title remainder
curious tales of invention, accidental genius, and stationery obsession
Statement of responsibility
James Ward
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This wonderfully quirky book will change the way you look at your desk forever with stories of accidental genius, bitter rivalries, and an appreciation for everyday objects, like the humble but perfectly designed paper clip and the utilitarian, irreplaceable pencil. How many of humanity's brightest ideas started out on a scrap of paper, a Post-It, or in the margins of a notebook? In a delightfully witty and fresh voice, James Ward--cofounder of the Boring Conference and collector of the arcane--explores the secret histories of deskbound supplies, from pencils to fluorescent ink, and the gleaming reams of white paper we all take for granted, encouraging a deeper appreciation and fascination for the things that surround us each day. In the spirit of The Evolution of Useful Things and A History of the World in 100 Objects, Ward transforms the mundane into stories of invention, discovery, and even awe. The Perfection of the Paper Clip is a fascinating tour of the objects that touch our daily lives, filled with charming drawings, illuminating stories, and winning humor that will satisfy curious minds and armchair inventors"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
651/.2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TS171
LC item number
.W37 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The perfection of the paper clip : curious tales of invention, accidental genius, and stationery obsession, James Ward
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The gem -- Pins and clips -- Everything I know about people, I learnt from pens -- Had a love affair but it was only paper -- They can't move until I pick up a pencil -- We all make mistakes -- Take me, I'm yours -- Wish you were here -- Back to school -- The highlight of my life -- I'm sticking with you -- Your business card is crap -- Hypertext on a refrigerator door -- A staple diet -- The storeroom of knowledge -- Tomorrow's world
Control code
ocn883148314
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Touchstone hardcover edition.
Extent
xiv, 285 pages
Isbn
9781476799865
Lccn
2014047234
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o883148314
  • (OCoLC)883148314
Label
The perfection of the paper clip : curious tales of invention, accidental genius, and stationery obsession, James Ward
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The gem -- Pins and clips -- Everything I know about people, I learnt from pens -- Had a love affair but it was only paper -- They can't move until I pick up a pencil -- We all make mistakes -- Take me, I'm yours -- Wish you were here -- Back to school -- The highlight of my life -- I'm sticking with you -- Your business card is crap -- Hypertext on a refrigerator door -- A staple diet -- The storeroom of knowledge -- Tomorrow's world
Control code
ocn883148314
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Touchstone hardcover edition.
Extent
xiv, 285 pages
Isbn
9781476799865
Lccn
2014047234
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o883148314
  • (OCoLC)883148314

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