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Tools: Making Things Around the World
by Hubert Comte
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The world is filled with tools - some simple, some complex; some extremely ancient, some very new. Where did they come from? How did they evolve? In what societies did they emerge? How have they been put to use over the centuries? This book answers these questions and many more. In Tools: Making Things Around the World, author Hubert Comte presents an astonishing international assortment of hand tools used for working a variety of materials, from metal, leather, and glass to wood, stone, and soil. Discussing every tool - and the techniques for using it - within its cultural and historical context, he illustrates that each is a unique creation.
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