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A brilliant and personal literary journey, in which Philip Dodd tells the curious tales of people whose names--deliberately or by chance--became household words What's in a name? For Philip Dodd, this question led to an international tour, sleuthing the history of some of our most intriguing eponyms. The result is a collection of surprising, stranger-than-fiction stories from history, the arts, the halls of science, and sometimes simply the realm of serendipity. This armchair traveler's delight contains little-known tales of such immortal figures as: · Roy Jacuzzi, alive and well and still bubbling with ideas in Happy Valley, California · Joseph P. Frisbie, the baker whose pie tins inspired Wham-O's ubiquitous flying disc · Ernst Gräfenberg, for whom the G-spot was named · Samuel Maverick, the Texas pioneer who refused to brand his calves · And many other colorful figures From Belgium to Buenos Aires, from Orlando to Los Angeles, Dodd's readers go along for the ride. What's in a Name? is a marvelous tribute to people who changed our language--whether through hard work, creativity, or the luck of the draw.

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    • Ano de Edição: 2008
    • Ano:  2008
    • País de Produção: Canada
    • Código de Barras:  2000842207719
    • ISBN:  9781440663079

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