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Realm of Measure: from the yardstick to the Theory of Relativity Hardcover – June, 1960

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 186 pages
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin (June 1960)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 039506564X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0395065648
  • Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.6 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,035,921 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By F. Homan on June 25, 2001
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I have always liked Asimov's style of writing. His books, no matter how complex the subject are always very readable and this is no exception. Since I have studied weights and measures for a long time, I was looking for more depth and more obscure units than I found here, but the book does not pretend to be a work on ancient and obscure, so I can't fault it for that. If you are looking for a good basic understanding of measurement systems and units with some interesting historical sidelights thrown in, this book will do the trick.
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