100 Great Icons
Normal Price: $19.99
Your Price: $17.99 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $2.00! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $0.90 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply, Not for Xmas
100 Great Icons by Chris Sheedy
Book DescriptionFascinating histories of the products that have surpassed popularity, transcended cool, and forever imprinted themselves on our cultural identity. Who can say they have no emotional reaction when they think of a frisbee, or a teddy-bear, or a Harley-Davidson, or a Rubik's Cube? These are just a few of the stylish and cool products and brands that have captured the imagination and adoration of the general public and in doing so have risen to the realm of the icon. Behind most icons are fascinating histories of struggle, ingenuity and often single-minded stubborness. The Vespa was designed to save Italy's economy by mobilising the country's population when World War II left her roads and cities cratered. The inspiration for Post-It Notes came to their inventor as he sat through a dull sermon, annoyed at the bookmark which constantly slipped from his hymn book. The velcro idea struck after a keen bushwalker returned from the mountains with cockleburrs stuck obstinately to his dog's coat. 100 Great Icons is full of fascinating dinner-party facts, emotive memories, historically accurate detail and enthralling, believe-it-or-not stories of exactly how these amazing icons bec
Buy 100 Great Icons book by Chris Sheedy from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9781741665017
(175mm x 151mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Random House Australia
Publisher: Random House Australia
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: Australia
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about 100 Great Icons book by Chris Sheedy and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Author Biography - Chris Sheedy
Chris Sheedy (Author) Chris Sheedy has been deeply involved in the magazine, book, publicity, print and electronic media industries for over 20 years. He has held the position of Editor over several magazines, in Australia and the UK, and is now a freelance journalist, professional writer, copywriter, author, PR manager and media consultant. Having worked in the London head office of Guinness World Records, where he held the position of Vice President, Sheedy is also the Australian representative of Guinness World Records. Jenny Bond (Author) Jenny Bond is an author of historical fiction whose novels have been published in Australia, New Zealand and Europe and whose non-fiction titles have been published in Australia and the USA. Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, Jenny earned a Bachelor of Arts and a Diploma of Education at Macquarie University. Prior to her reinvention as a writer, she held the position of Head of English at Eaton House The Manor in London's Clapham Common. Jenny also taught English and Drama for eight years at a selective high school in Sydney.
Bestselling Books: Our Current Bestsellers | Australia's Hottest 1000 Books | Bestselling Fiction | Bestselling Crime Mysteries and Thrillers | Bestselling Non Fiction Books | Bestselling Sport Books | Bestselling Gardening and Handicrafts Books | Bestselling Biographies | Bestselling Food and Drink | Bestselling History | Bestselling Travel Books | Bestselling School Textbooks & Study Guides | Bestselling Children's General Non-Fiction | Bestselling Young Adult Fiction | Bestselling Children's Fiction | Bestselling Picture Books | Top 100 US Bestsellers
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-2pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2016. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.