Big Wig

Big Wig

A Little History of Hair

Book - 2011/08/01
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Baker & Taylor
Presents facts about hair from the intricate stylings the ladies of the court of Queen Marie Antoinette and the invention of conditioner to the Manchu government ordered hairstyles for men and the first blow dryer.

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History has never been hairier.

Did you know that kings AND queens wore fake beards in Ancient Egypt? Or that hair was used in medicine at the height of the Incan Empire? Or that Queen Elizabeth I had more than 80 wigs in various shades of red? Kathleen Krull and Peter Malone start at the dawn of history and bring us up to contemporary times, using incredible bits and bobs of hair fact and lore to show us just how much things have changed (and how they haven't!).
This is a perfect way to introduce young readers to the idea of a longitudinal study. And it's also an irreverant and playful look at what funny fashion victims we humans have always been!
Deserves a permanent spot on every bookshelf. (Get it?)


Publisher: New York : Arthur A. Levine Books, 2011/08/01
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780439676403
0439676401
Branch Call Number: J 391.5 KRU
Characteristics: 48 col. ill. ; 27 cm
Additional Contributors: Malone, Peter 1953-

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