Book Reviews of Panati's Extraordinary Origins of Everyday Things

Panati's Extraordinary Origins of Everyday Things
Panati's Extraordinary Origins of Everyday Things
Author: Charles Panati
ISBN-13: 9780060960933
ISBN-10: 0060960930
Publication Date: 6/1989
Pages: 463
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 15

4 stars, based on 15 ratings
Publisher: Harpercollins
Book Type: Paperback
Reviews: Amazon | Write a Review

11 Book Reviews submitted by our Members...sorted by voted most helpful

reviewed Panati's Extraordinary Origins of Everyday Things on + 93 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
This book is an intriguing collection of information. While I was familiar with some of these facts, most were new to me. I was as taken with the historical facts presented as with the origins I had never suspected. Wow. Great read. This book has the added advantage of being many separate chapters and sections, so it is a good book to have on hand when waiting in the doctor's office or while commuting. You can stop easily without loosing the thread of what you are reading.
reviewed Panati's Extraordinary Origins of Everyday Things on + 261 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
This is an interesting and informative book. It makes it fun to learn.
reviewed Panati's Extraordinary Origins of Everyday Things on + 171 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
400+ pages of interesting stories of: where Klennex was invented, how about slinky, who made the first doughnuts, etc. It is good reading that you can pick up on any page.
reviewed Panati's Extraordinary Origins of Everyday Things on + 422 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
For lovers of facts, students of popular culture, history buffs and science enthusiasts, the formost specialist on everything tells how and why hundreds of everyday items, expressions and customs we take for granted came into exsistance. Learn the fascinating discovery storys behind over 500 phenomena.
reviewed Panati's Extraordinary Origins of Everyday Things on + 59 more book reviews
I really enjoy reading this book. It is a collection of very interesting facts and the research seems credible. Great for history buffs like myself. I'm keeping this one on my bookshelf!
reviewed Panati's Extraordinary Origins of Everyday Things on
Awesome reference book for the origins of religious holidays. Christian or pagan? Great information.
reviewed Panati's Extraordinary Origins of Everyday Things on + 10 more book reviews
it's very interesting, just wish there was a newer edition..
reviewed Panati's Extraordinary Origins of Everyday Things on + 14 more book reviews
"Discover the fascinating stories behind the origins of over 500 everyday items, expressions and customs such as Kleenex, Barbie dolls and the Boy Scounts, Slinky, the can opener, Mother Goose, Tupperware, nail polish and safety pins, Valium, doughnuts and honeymoons, the zipper, potato chips, the bikini and Uncle Sam!" A fun read. 421 pages.
reviewed Panati's Extraordinary Origins of Everyday Things on + 186 more book reviews
interesting read.i sped read through it.
reviewed Panati's Extraordinary Origins of Everyday Things on + 18 more book reviews
Trivia buffs will love this book!
reviewed Panati's Extraordinary Origins of Everyday Things on
"An extraordinary compendium.... You'll be astonished at an average of once per page." --Isaac Asimov