The perfection of the paper clip : curious tales of invention, accidental genius, and stationery obsession
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New York : Touchstone, 2015.
Edition
First Touchstone hardcover edition.
ISBN
9781476799865, 1476799865
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xiv, 285 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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Published
New York : Touchstone, 2015.
Format
Book
Edition
First Touchstone hardcover edition.
Language
English
ISBN
9781476799865, 1476799865

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-274) and index.
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"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"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Ward, J. (2015). The perfection of the paper clip: curious tales of invention, accidental genius, and stationery obsession (First Touchstone hardcover edition.). Touchstone.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Ward, James, 1981-. 2015. The Perfection of the Paper Clip: Curious Tales of Invention, Accidental Genius, and Stationery Obsession. Touchstone.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Ward, James, 1981-. The Perfection of the Paper Clip: Curious Tales of Invention, Accidental Genius, and Stationery Obsession Touchstone, 2015.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Ward, James. The Perfection of the Paper Clip: Curious Tales of Invention, Accidental Genius, and Stationery Obsession First Touchstone hardcover edition., Touchstone, 2015.

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