The Measure of All Things

Cover Art for 9780743216760, The Measure of All Things by Ken Alder
ISBN: 9780743216760
Publisher: Free Press
Published: 31 October, 2003
Format: Paperback
Language: English
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The story of the creation of the metric system in 1792 traces the endeavors of Delambre and Mechain, the backlash of superstitious contemporaries, and the mistake that drove Mechain to the brink of madness.

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