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Smoot's ear : the measure of humanity
Smoot's ear : the measure of humanity
Tavernor, Robert2007
Articles
Measures are the subject of this unusual book, in which Robert Tavernor offers a fascinating account of the various measuring systems human beings have devised over two millennia. He discusses measures in our own time - when space travel presents to humankind a direct encounter with the unfathomable measure of the universe.
Main title:
Imprint:
New Haven, [Conn.] ; London : Yale University Press, c2007.
Collation:
xvi, 249 p. : ill., ports. ; 22 cm.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 211-235) and index.
ISBN:
9780300124927 (hbk)
Dewey class:
530.809530.809TAV
Language:
English
BRN:
275800
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