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The Science of Measurement: A Historical Survey Paperback – November 2, 2011
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This book is a popular treatment behind what we measure in science and engineering, and how it got that way.
Mr. Klein originally wrote this book in 1974, so he doesn't get into recent developments, such as the meter now being in terms of the speed of light. He's not comprehensive, but he surveys a wide spread of measurements, with time, length, mass, the SI system, electricity, thermodynamic, and some other measurements. His treatment of the science behind the measurements is accessible to non-specialists.
If you like some history with your science, (or perhaps, some science with your history), you'll enjoy this book.
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The good thing about this book is that it covers the history of all sorts of measurement: capacity, distance, temperature, and many others less commonly known. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Bruce R. Gilson