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The Elements of a Home reveals the fascinating stories behind more than 60 everyday household objects and furnishings.

With tales from the kitchen, the bedroom, and every room in between, these pages expose how napkins got their start as lumps of dough in ancient Greece, why forks were once seen as immoral tools of the devil, and how Plato devised one of the earliest alarm clocks using rocks and water—plus much more.

  • Author: Amy Azzarito
  • Illustrator: Alice Pattullo
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books
  • Hardcover, 224 pages

The Elements of a Home reveals the fascinating stories behind more than 60 everyday household objects and furnishings.

With tales from the kitchen, the bedroom, and every room in between, these pages expose how napkins got their start as lumps of dough in ancient Greece, why forks were once seen as immoral tools of the devil, and how Plato devised one of the earliest alarm clocks using rocks and water—plus much more.

  • Author: Amy Azzarito
  • Illustrator: Alice Pattullo
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books
  • Hardcover, 224 pages
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