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eBook Panati's Extraordinary Origins of Everyday Things ePub

by Charles Panati

  • ISBN: 0060550988
  • Category: Encyclopedias and Subject Guides
  • Subcategory: Reference
  • Author: Charles Panati
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Harpercollins; 1st edition (August 1987)
  • Pages: 463
  • ePub book: 1569 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1525 kb
  • Other: txt lit mobi azw
  • Rating: 4.4
  • Votes: 342

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Panati breaks out and give lie to the notion that all collections of "fun facts" and "trivia" are at the same level.

Panati breaks out and give lie to the notion that all collections of "fun facts" and "trivia" are at the same level. The author gave enough information on each subject to satisfy one's curiosity about a subject but not to the point of distraction, just enough to give the reader clarity on the subject matter. I'm not a youngster anymore and I knew some of the answers to the origins of everyday things but there was more in this book that I've never heard before.

Panati's Extraordinary Origins of Everyday Things. I skipped a majority of things, but read a lot as well. I recommend this book to any who are curious on how things were discovered, and why they are around. 0060964197 (ISBN13: 9780060964191). Nov 20, 2011 Rachel rated it really liked it. My boy toy loves these nerdy type books, so we've read a lot of the entries out loud to each other. It's pretty interesting, but sometimes more in detail than I care to read.

His book Extraordinary Origins of Everyday Things has been described as a "handy reference".

For lovers of facts, students of popular culture, history buffs, and science enthusiasts, the fascinating stories behind 500 everyday items, expressions, and customs-from Kleenex to steak sauce, Barbie Dolls to honeymoons. Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere. Superstitious beliefs, given their irrational nature, should have receded with the arrival of education and the advent of science. Yet even today, when objective evidence is valued highly, few people, if pressed, would not admit to secretly cherishing one, or two, or many superstitions.

Panati’s Extraordinary Origins of Everyday Things (1987).

He has an obsession with getting to the root of things-and has made a career out of it. Also by charles panati. Supersenses: Our Potential for Parasensory Experience (1974). Panati’s Extraordinary Origins of Everyday Things (1987). Panati’s Extraordinary Endings of Practically Everything and Everybody (1989). Panati’s Fads, Follies and Manias (1991).

It’s as if between saying good night and sitting down for breakfast, humankind ceased to exist d died

It’s as if between saying good night and sitting down for breakfast, humankind ceased to exist d died. A special room in a house set aside for a bed first appeared in the royal palaces at Sumer about 3500 . One significant fact about ancient Sumerian bedrooms is that there was usually only one to a home, regardless of the immensity

He's published 13 non-fiction books exploring the 'origins' of things, and two novels

He's published 13 non-fiction books exploring the 'origins' of things, and two novels. His Browser's Book of Beginnings was the basis for the TV show The Start of Something Big, hosted by comedian Steve Allen, and written by Panati. Библиографические данные. Panati's Extraordinary Origins of Everyday Things. Издание: перепечатанное. 0785834370, 9780785834373.

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Just For Today get free read 30 days !!! For lovers of facts, students of popular culture, history buffs, and science enthusiasts, the foremost specialist on everything tells how and why hundreds of the everyday items, expressions, and customs we take for granted came into existence. Learn the fascinating discovery stories behind over 500 phenomena, including:How chewing gum and Silly Putty began as substitutes for rubber. How the potato chip emerged from an act of pique on the part of an Indian named Crum.

Panati, Charles, 1943-. The origins of words and phrases, superstitions, manners and customs, holidays, kitchen utencils, household appliances, household supplies, fairy tales, nursery rhymes, cosmetics, medicines, clothing, national emblems, patriotic societies, periodicals, toys, games, and foods. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books.

For lovers of facts, students of popular culture, history buffs, and science enthusiasts, the fascinating stories behind 500 everyday items, expressions, and customs--from Kleenex to steak sauce, Barbie Dolls to honeymoons.

Comments

hardy hardy
I've given this book several times as a gift. An absolutely fascinating book if you've ever wondered why men wear neckties, or how we got pockets or how holidays started. Great book to pick up and put down. I haven't liked his other books but I love this one.
Conjuril Conjuril
Fascinating! How we accept everyday things as a given when someone actually made them up.... highly recommended.
Zainn Zainn
Very enjoyable book. Reveals so many things that I had not thought much about. A fun book.
Diab Diab
This book has alot more pages then I expected it also is well organized. The author gave enough information on each subject to satisfy one's curiosity about a subject but not to the point of distraction, just enough to give the reader clarity on the subject matter. I'm not a youngster anymore and I knew some of the answers to the origins of everyday things but there was more in this book that I've never heard before. It doesn't cover just products but superstitions from whatever country they started. I've enjoyed it very much and would recommend it for those curious where some of our ideas and products originated long ago.
Soustil Soustil
Mr. Panati breaks out and give lie to the notion that all collections of "fun facts" and "trivia" are at the same level. In Extraordinary Origins, he presents bit-sized doses of interesting info, yes. BUT he does so with a level of discussion and scholarship far above the usual "1,000 facts that will _____" tomes. Highly recommended for those seeking a "mezzanine" between 'fact books' and 'scholarly discourses'
Itiannta Itiannta
Most people do things without even thinking about: How it got started or Why do we do that? This book explains where some of these things got started. Which in turn helps us to see why we as humans do something automatically by habits that we have learned over years of being around people, that also do things without thinking about WHY. For me it is good to know the reason why and then break the mindless cycle. Therefore, I really like this book and I have given it as a gift to others, so that they too can THINK about the WHY before doing anything.
Shakataxe Shakataxe
This a very insightful book, if you are into trivia, Explanations of things are well detailed.
Fun read. Lots of trivia. I learned a lot.