- Hardcover: 224 pages
- Publisher: Thames and Hudson Ltd; 01 edition (15 Oct. 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0500513678
- ISBN-13: 978-0500513675
- Product Dimensions: 19.9 x 2.5 x 26.1 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,062,028 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Story of Measurement Hardcover – 15 Oct 2007
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About the Author
Andrew Robinson, former literary editor of The Times Higher Education Supplement, is the author of numerous books, including the immensely popular The Story of Writing.
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Contrary to that book, this one seems to be a rather arbitrary collection of all sorts of tidbits loosely related to measurement including the system of biological species, tsunamis and morse code. All topics are explained on one or two pages, which does not leave a lot of room for any deeper information.
One star above minimum I give, as the book is beatifully made with lots of nice photographs.
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