Henry Petroski
Henry Petroski

Henry Petroski is the Aleksandar S. Vesic professor of civil engineering and a professor of history at Duke University. He is the author of a dozen books on engineering and design, the latest of which is The Toothpick: Technology and Culture.

Design
Oct. 31 2007 4:28 PMStick FigureThe marketing genius who brought us the toothpick.
Design
March 15 2004 11:36 AMDrink MeHow Americans came to have cup holders in their cars.
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