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The Science of Measurement:
A Historical Survey

by Herbert Arthur Klein

ISBN 0486258394 / 9780486258393 / 0-486-25839-4
Publisher Dover Publications
Language English
Edition Softcover
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An engrossing, easy-to-read study, this multifaceted treatment constitutes the definitive resource on the concepts and units of the world of measurement. Topics include celestial clocks, entropy, amperes, decibels, and more. "Popular and learned, witty and serious, literary and mathematical  always solid and entertaining."  Los Angeles Times.