A History of Design and CircumstanceBook - 1990
Henry Petroski traces the origins of the pencil back to ancient Greece and Rome, writes factually and charmingly about its development over the centuries and around the world, and shows what the pencil can teach us about engineering and technology today. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Publisher: New York : Knopf, 1990.
Characteristics: xi, 434 p. :,ill. ;,25 cm.