The Story of Measurement (Hardcover)

By Andrew Robinson

Thames & Hudson, 9780500513675, 224pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 2007

List Price: 34.95*
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New from the author of the highly successful The Story of Writing, here is the first fully illustrated guide to the human passion for measurement - of ourselves, our experiences, our surroundings and the universe - published at a time of great interest in popular science titles. Answering many of the questions of everyday life, and sure to appeal to a broad readership, the book is at once a valuable reference that every home should have, an important work that catalogues our obsession with quantifying the universe - and a wonderful gift.