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The Resource Mistakes that worked : the world's familiar inventions and how they came to be, Charlotte Foltz Jones ; illustrated by John O'Brien

Mistakes that worked : the world's familiar inventions and how they came to be, Charlotte Foltz Jones ; illustrated by John O'Brien

Label
Mistakes that worked : the world's familiar inventions and how they came to be
Title
Mistakes that worked
Title remainder
the world's familiar inventions and how they came to be
Statement of responsibility
Charlotte Foltz Jones ; illustrated by John O'Brien
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Do you know how many things in your daily life were invented by accident? Sandwiches came about when an English earl was too busy gambling to eat his meal and needed to keep one hand free. Potato chips were first cooked by a chef who was furious when a customer complained that his fried potatoes weren't thin enough. Coca-Cola, Silly Putty, and X rays have fascinating stories behind them too! Their unusual tales, and many more, along with hilarious cartoons and weird, amazing facts, make up this fun-filled book about everyday items that had surprisingly haphazard beginnings
Cataloging source
NJQ/DLC
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Jones, Charlotte Foltz
Dewey number
609
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Intended audience
Ages 8+
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
O'Brien, John
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Inventions
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
Mistakes that worked : the world's familiar inventions and how they came to be, Charlotte Foltz Jones ; illustrated by John O'Brien
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published in different form, New York : Doubleday, 1991
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 78-80) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
47227801
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 84 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780399552021
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 47227801
  • (Sirsi) 47227801
Label
Mistakes that worked : the world's familiar inventions and how they came to be, Charlotte Foltz Jones ; illustrated by John O'Brien
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published in different form, New York : Doubleday, 1991
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 78-80) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
47227801
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 84 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780399552021
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 47227801
  • (Sirsi) 47227801

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