Yvonne's Reviews > One Good Turn: A Natural History of the Screwdriver and the Screw

One Good Turn by Witold Rybczynski
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Jul 14, 08

Recommended to Yvonne by: bookmooch
Recommended for: men
Read in July, 2008

Another rather odd book. I never expected to read a book on the history of the Screwdriver or indeed the screw.
It is well written and remarkably readable, but it does go off topic a little in parts, The book attempts to trace the history of the screwdriver but becomes and book about the screw. Of course the two items are linked, where you have a screw you will find a device for removing it, but it has never occurred to me the science in a screw.
Until reasonably recently screws were HANDMADE. Can you imagine??? OF course this made them extremely expensive. This was a simple thing but is a great example of the revelations in the book. Read it and learn!

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