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Home Economics

Home Economics

Vintage Advice and Practical Science for the 21st-Century Household
Quirk Books

Compiled by Jennifer McKnight Trontz

The phrase "home ec" recalls fusty visions of baking and sewing classes, but this illustrated guide showcases the movement's true foundations: applying scientific methods to domestic work. Compiled from a wide range of vintage sources, Home Economics is chock-full of thrifty tips, time-tested advice, informative charts, and tasty recipes that gently teach the art and science of housekeeping. Inside is a wealth of information on health and hygiene, shopping and cookery, furnishings and decor, cleaning and safety, and so much more.

Old-fashioned, yes. But outdated? Never! This is real home economics that everyone will be proud to know.

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Size: 4-1/2 x 6-1/2 in;
Pages: 176 pp;
Format: Hardcover
Publication: July 2010
ISBN: 9781594744617
ISBN10: 1594744610
Jennifer McKnight Trontz is the author of several books, including The Good Citizen's Handbook and How to Be Popular. She lives in New York City.