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    The Story of Measurement (Hardback) By (author) Andrew Robinson

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    DescriptionNew 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.

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    The Story of Measurement
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Andrew Robinson
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 198 mm
    Height: 256 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 1,102 g
    ISBN 13: 9780500513675
    ISBN 10: 0500513678

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15500
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.0
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCI
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: PH
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HB
    Ingram Subject Code: SE
    Libri: I-SE
    B&T Merchandise Category: SCI
    B&T General Subject: 710
    BISAC V2.8: TEC056000
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    BISAC V2.8: SCI034000
    B&T Approval Code: A50120000, A53100000
    BISAC V2.8: TEC022000, SCI076000
    DC22: 530.809
    BISAC V2.8: SCI068000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: T50 .R63 2007
    Thema V1.0: NH, PH
    Illustrations note
    334 illustrations, 153 in colour
    Thames & Hudson Ltd
    Imprint name
    Thames & Hudson Ltd
    Publication date
    30 November 2007
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    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.
    Table of contents
    Introduction; I. The Meaning of Measurement; 1. Surveying Creation; 2. Number and Mathematics; 3. Customary Units; 4. Instruments and Techniques; II. Measuring Nature; 5. Atoms; 6. Earth; 7. Universe; III. Measuring Man; 8. Mind; 9. Body; 10. Society; 11. The Measure of All Things.