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Home Truths (Paperback)

Author:  Bill Laws
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0752458590
ISBN-13: 9780752458595
Sku: 218755618
Publish Date: 5/9/2011
Pages:  232
 
"Home Truths" uncovers the strange and often bizarre stories behind the inventions, and inventors, that have shaped our homes. From dado rails and stenciling--which date from Roman times--noggins and newel posts to power showers, lights, and lightning rods, wallpapers and windows, floors and fitted kitchens, Bill Laws''s book takes us on a journey of discovery that exposes the true secrets behind our four walls. Included here are the tragedies behind Leo Baekeland''s miracle plastics, Mr Chubb''s great lock scandal and how front doors were changed forever by the penny post, while the near-death experience of one British royal contributed to the contemporary bathroom. This book will ensure that you never look at your wallpaper and laminate flooring in the same way again.
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Home Truths uncovers the strange and often bizarre stories behind the inventions, and inventors, that have shaped our homes. From dado rails and stenciling—which date from Roman times—noggins and newel posts to power showers, lights, and lightning rods, wallpapers and windows, floors and fitted kitchens, Bill Laws's book takes us on a journey of discovery that exposes the true secrets behind our four walls. Included here are the tragedies behind Leo Baekeland's miracle plastics, Mr Chubb's great lock scandal and how front doors were changed forever by the penny post, while the near-death experience of one British royal contributed to the contemporary bathroom. This book will ensure that you never look at your wallpaper and laminate flooring in the same way again.
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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0232
Product attributePublisher:   History Press
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