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    World in the Balance The Historic Quest for an Absolute System of Measurment

    ISBN-10: 0393072983
    ISBN-13: 9780393072983
    Author(s): Robert P. Crease
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    Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
    Binding: Hardcover
    Pages: 288
    Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
    Weight: 1.320
    Language: English

    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
    Epilogue
    Acknowledgments
    Notes
    Illustration Credits
    Index

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