The Hidden History of Measurement from Cubits to Quantum Constants
Explore the fascinating world of measurement in this revelatory story that will change the way you view the world. From rainfall to atoms, happiness to fear, we measure everything. Discover the history of this urge to measure and its ubiquity in modern society. Follow humanity's quest for dependable truths through the ages, from ancient Egyptians to the modern world. Full of mavericks, breakthroughs, and adventure, this provocative book shows how measurement has not only shaped the world around us but has also made us who we are today.