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Ken Alder

The Measure of All Things

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Ken Alder - The Measure of All Things

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This book tells the story of how science, revolutionary politics and the dream of a new economy, produced both the metric system and the first struggle over globalisation.

Category(ies): history, science
Publisher: Abacus
ISBN Number: 0349115079