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The progression and evolution of measurement has run parallel to the development of civilisation. From early systems that made universal trade possible all the way to modern methods that allow investigation, understanding and control of the chemical, physical and biological processes of the natural world. Understand the origins of our units of measurement, who discovered them, the ways in which they have developed and changed over time and the many connections between them. Together units of measurement help us to fathom the scale of the universe and give mankind a set of tools that enable us to think in detail about the physical world and extend our knowledge.
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New Scientist The ideal book for quiz buffs --New Scientist
BBC Focus This curious little book is neither a reference work with comprehensive and precise conversion tables, nor a rambling discursive treatise. Rather, it takes the form of a guidebook to the world of weights and measures --BBC Focus
Good Book Guide This is a fascinating and orderly compilation of different forms of measurement. --Good Book Guide
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Book Description David and Charles, 2007. Paperback. Condition: Used; Good. Dispatched, from the UK, within 48 hours of ordering. This book is in good condition but will show signs of previous ownership. Please expect some creasing to the spine and/or minor damage to the cover. Grubby book may have mild dirt or some staining, mostly on the edges of pages. Seller Inventory # CHL5372586
Book Description David & Charles, 2007. Condition: Good. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP57632604
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Book Description Hardback. Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Seller Inventory # GOR004772919
Book Description David & Charles, 2007. Condition: Good. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has hardback covers. In good all round condition. Dust Jacket in fair condition. Please note the Image in this listing is a stock photo and may not match the covers of the actual item,450grams, ISBN:9780715326961. Seller Inventory # 7539390
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