The Reverend Guppy's Aquarium

by Philip Dodd

The Reverend Guppy's Aquarium

Hardcover, 265 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $20 | purchase

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Explores the lives and stories of the people behind everyday eponymous words, including the New Haven baker whose pie tins inspired Wham-O's flying disc, the innovator of the bubbling spa, and a German doctor for whom the g-spot was named.


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