James Innes-Smith Henrietta Webb
- Title: Hew, Screw, and Glue: How Stuff Is Made
- Author: James Innes-Smith Henrietta Webb
- ISBN: 9780810982598
- Page: 251
- Format: Hardcover
Did you know The sap from the Hevea brasiliensis species of tree is transformed into condomsLipstick was originally made from crushed ants and carmine beetlesSome perfumes come from the anal glands of beaversMussel shells and corn cobs were commonly used as toilet paperFish bones were once used as toothpaste Hew, Screw Glue investigates 30 common household items andDid you know The sap from the Hevea brasiliensis species of tree is transformed into condomsLipstick was originally made from crushed ants and carmine beetlesSome perfumes come from the anal glands of beaversMussel shells and corn cobs were commonly used as toilet paperFish bones were once used as toothpaste Hew, Screw Glue investigates 30 common household items and explores the step by step production process from development to packaging to sale Complete with whimsical illustrations, irreverent anecdotes, a brief history of the product, and lots of fun and sometimes astonishing facts, Hew, Screw Glue is the perfect gift for trivia hounds and curious minds by the bestselling authors of Bad Hair and Big Hair.
Recent Comments "Hew, Screw, and Glue: How Stuff Is Made"
Quick, fun book. The origins of many common items -- from book to vodka -- are outlined in clear prose with delightful illustrations. I learned a lot of trivia: When is a book not a book? (When it is less than 49 pages long ← wonder who determines that??) What is arachibutyrophobia? (The fear of having peanut butter stick to the roof of one's mouth) Americans consume more than 90 million pounds of marshmallow every year. Glue is officially considered a dairy by-product. Gelatin is extracted fr [...]
It's a fun fact book. Common things are given a background of when the came about and how they started and now exist. Some of the items I was familiar with already, found matches & marshmallow interesting. It's interesting and a quick read. Perfect book to pick up read about an item then come back later. You'll probably discover some new info that you didn't know.Good to get just for fun! Could be good for kids to read to find out about things- he does cover how chickens are processed etc so [...]
C. I did learn something about bowling balls.
This little book was left at my work by my friend Jim Erbe with a note saying, “This had your name all over it! Only you could comprehend the profundity.” The ultimate compliment.This is a book about how things are made. Each short chapter involves a different product, describing the raw materials, manufacturing processes and equipment used therein, and the finished product variants. This is accompanied by whimsical illustrations showing the aforementioned processes. A sort of prologue descr [...]
This book was an interesting read. There were 30 chapters on how various things in every day life are made, produced or manufactured. The various items are listed in alphabetical order, beginning with book and ending with vodka. Each chapter is only three or four pages in length and includes sketches, as well as text. Obviously, this is a book that does not need to be read "straight through" or in one sitting. In fact I read this book by reading it straight through and by jumping around, from ch [...]
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