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Panati's extraordinary origins of everyday things

Author: Charles Panati
Publisher: New York : Perennial Library, [1989]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An informative guide to the beginnings of over 500 ordinary things, from the brown paper bag to animal crackers.
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Genre/Form: Encyclopedias and dictionaries
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Panati
ISBN: 0060964197 9780060964191
OCLC Number: 20521056
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xi, 463 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: From superstition --
By Custom --
On the calendar --
At the table --
Around the kitchen --
In and around the house --
For the nursery --
In the bathroom --
Atop the vanity --
Through the medicine chest --
Under the flag --
On the body --
Into the bedroom --
From the magazine rack --
At play --
In the pantry.
Other Titles: Extraordinary origins of everyday things
Responsibility: Charles Panati.

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An informative guide to the beginnings of over 500 ordinary things, from the brown paper bag to animal crackers.

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