New from the author of the highly successful The Story of Writing, here is the first fully illustrated guide to the human passion for measurement - of ourselves, our experiences, our surroundings and the universe - published at a time of great interest in popular science titles.
Answering many of the questions of everyday life, and sure to appeal to a broad readership, the book is at once a valuable reference that every home should have, an important work that catalogues our obsession with quantifying the universe - and a wonderful gift.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 224 pages, 181 Illustrations, black and white; 153 Illustrations, color
- Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
- Publication Date: 01/10/2007
- Category: Humamities
- ISBN: 9780500513675