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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

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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
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Offers the story of the invention of a global network of weights, scales, and instruments for measurement
Summary
Offers the story of the invention of a global network of weights, scales, and instruments for measurement
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10020329
Cataloging source
DLC
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Crease, Robert P
Dewey number
530.8/1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Weights and measures
  • Measurement
  • Metrology
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the historic quest for an absolute system of measurement
Label
World in the balance : the historic quest for an absolute system of measurement, Robert P. Crease
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The noonday cannon -- 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
Control code
837872
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
317 pages
Isbn
9780393072983
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2011029026
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780393072983
  • (OCoLC)668194854
Label
World in the balance : the historic quest for an absolute system of measurement, Robert P. Crease
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The noonday cannon -- 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
Control code
837872
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
317 pages
Isbn
9780393072983
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2011029026
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780393072983
  • (OCoLC)668194854

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