The Resource World in the balance : the historic quest for an absolute system of measurement, Robert P. Crease

World in the balance : the historic quest for an absolute system of measurement, Robert P. Crease

Label
World in the balance : the historic quest for an absolute system of measurement
Title
World in the balance
Title remainder
the historic quest for an absolute system of measurement
Statement of responsibility
Robert P. Crease
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Crease, Robert P
Dewey number
530.8/1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QC83
LC item number
.C74 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Weights and measures
  • Measurement
  • Metrology
Label
World in the balance : the historic quest for an absolute system of measurement, Robert P. Crease
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Vitruvian man -- Ancient China : feet and flutes -- West Africa : gold weights -- France : "realities of life and labor" -- Halting steps toward universality -- "One of the greatest triumphs of modern civilization" -- Metrophilia and metrophobia -- Surely you're joking, Mr. Duchamp! -- Dreams of a final standard -- Universal system : the Si -- The modern metroscape -- Au revoir, kilogram
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
317 p.
Isbn
9780393072983
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2011029026
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn668194854
  • (OCoLC)668194854
  • 321095
  • 321095
Label
World in the balance : the historic quest for an absolute system of measurement, Robert P. Crease
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Vitruvian man -- Ancient China : feet and flutes -- West Africa : gold weights -- France : "realities of life and labor" -- Halting steps toward universality -- "One of the greatest triumphs of modern civilization" -- Metrophilia and metrophobia -- Surely you're joking, Mr. Duchamp! -- Dreams of a final standard -- Universal system : the Si -- The modern metroscape -- Au revoir, kilogram
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
317 p.
Isbn
9780393072983
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2011029026
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn668194854
  • (OCoLC)668194854
  • 321095
  • 321095

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