One Good Turn: A Natural History of the Screwdriver and the Screw
Publish date: September 19th 2000
Pages no: 176
Edition language: English
A semi-detective story of tracking down the origin of the screwdriver and the screw. The book is well written and interesting, but has rather a lot of wood-working terms (i.e. names of tools) that I needed to look up.
In one word? Handy. I was doing research for a manuscript, and this gave me all the information I needed and more. The tone was light and appealing, though at times I wished for a more coherent narrative timeline.
I enjoyed this book but am reluctant to recommend it to others.
Originally posted on my blog, Guiltless ReadingYou always need a screwdriver for something!The book in one sentence: Let me take you on a quest to find out why the screwdriver is the best tool of the millennium.My thoughts: I won One Good Turn: A Natural History of the Screwdriver and the Screw by ...