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a to Z of Everyday Things

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ISBN-10: 0887766714

ISBN-13: 9780887766718

Edition: 2004

Authors: Janice Weaver, Francis Blake

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• Why are Americans superstitious about two-dollar bills? • Why do we have twelve months in a year instead of ten, or six, or even twenty? • Why do we celebrate foolishness on the first day of April? • Why is yawning contagious? • Why is the number thirteen considered to be unlucky in so many different cultures? The A to Z of Everyday Things tells the surprising stories behind twenty-six seemingly ordinary objects and activities. From calendars and money to tulips and sideburns, this book uses commonplace items to explore the rich but often overlooked cultural history of our everyday lives. In the end, The A to Z of Everyday Things offers us a picture of modern life and how we got here in…    
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Book details

List price: $8.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Tundra
Publication date: 11/9/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 128
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

JANICE WEAVER is the award-winning author of Building America, From Head to Toe, and The A to Z of Everyday Things. She lives in Toronto.