One Good Turn

One Good Turn

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The Best Tool of the Millennium The seeds of Rybczynski's elegant and illuminating new book were sown by The New York Times, whose editors asked him to write an essay identifying qthe best tool of the millennium.q An award-winning author who once built a house using only hand tools, Rybczynski has intimate knowledge of the toolbox -- both its contents and its history -- which serves him beautifully on his quest. One Good Turn is a story starring Archimedes, who invented the water screw and introduced the helix, and Leonardo, who sketched a machine for carving wood screws. It is a story of mechanical discovery and genius that takes readers from ancient Greece to car design in the age of American industry. Rybczynski writes an ode to the screw, without which there would be no telescope, no microscope -- in short, no enlightenment science. One of our finest cultural and architectural historians, Rybczynski renders a graceful, original, and engaging portrait of the tool that changed the course of civilization.a€œWea#39;re hoping that you can write a short essay about the best tool, a€ he answers. I am a bit let down. The best tool is hardly as weighty a subject as the best architector the best city, topics I could really sink my teeth into. Still, I have been workinganbsp;...


Title:One Good Turn
Author: Witold Rybczynski
Publisher:Simon and Schuster - 2013-07-23
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