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Revolution in Measurement: Western European Weights and Measures Since the Age of Science (Memoir 186)
Revolution in Measurement

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By Ronald Edward Zupko
Year: 1990
Pages: 548
Binding Hardcover
ISBN 0871691868

Product Code: 0871691868

Memoir 186
Zupco presents the legacies of the Middle Ages to the pioneering reformers of the Scientific Revolution; the monumental impact of math, physics, chemistry, astronomy, & technology on modern metrology; the creations, struggles, & successes of the Metric System; & the intense battles between metrics & customary metrologies that have waged since the end of the 18th cent. Includes insights into the personalities involved in metrological events: scientists, technologists, bureaucrats, ministers, members of scientific soc., & shows the impact of scientific experimentation & social revolutions. Includes a comprehensive biblio. of European metrology & the sources relevant to the underpinnings for this period in weights & measures history. Illus.

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