The Story of Measurement


An illustrated history of measurement, from the earliest times to the digital world of today

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Andrew Robinson


Anyone interested in the role of science in everyday life will find in this marvellous book accessible, intelligent, visual and often entertaining answers to the questions we all ask about how we measure ourselves, or planet and the Universe.

Part fascinating history, part cutting-edge science, it explores everything measurable, from temperature, earthquakes and radioactivity to music, blood and social attitudes, as well as the origins of the metric system in the French Revolution.

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Weight 1089 g
Dimensions 20 x 26 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 1 October 2007
Number of pages 224
Format Hardback
Dimensions 20 x 26 cm
Weight 1089 g


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Andrew Robinson has written more than 25 books on the arts and sciences. They include Lost Languages: The Enigma of the World's Undeciphered Scripts, India: A Short History and Earthshock, which won the Association of Earth Science Editors Outstanding Publication Award, plus Earth-Shattering Events . A regular contributor to such magazines as Current World Archaeology, History Today, The Lancet, Nature and Science, he has also been literary editor of The Times Higher Education Supplement and a visiting fellow at the University of Cambridge.