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Gadgets and Necessities: An Encyclopedia of Household Innovations

Gadgets and Necessities: An Encyclopedia of Household Innovations

by Pauline Webb, Mark SuggittPauline Webb


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From egg timers to commuter cups, this thorough reference details the domestic technology and innovations that in part defined the 20th century.

This amusing and thought provoking A–Z encyclopedia examines modern domestic technology and innovations during the 20th century, exploring the social and cultural conditions that produced such products as the electric iron and the vacuum cleaner.

• 188 A–Z entries

• Introduction and bibliography

• Provides extensive illustrations

• Offers references to websites and end of entry suggestions for further reading

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781576070819
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/18/2000
Pages: 377
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.94(d)
Age Range: 11 - 12 Years

About the Author

Pauline Webb is senior curator at the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester, England.

Mark Suggitt is museums director at St. Albans Museums, Hertfordshire, England.

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