How to Measure Anything

The science behind the measurement of just about everything

How to Measure Anything
$24.99 / £18.99
Format: Hardback, 224 Pages
ISBN: 9780711268036
Publisher: Ivy Press
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Description

A comprehensive reference to what is measured, how and why. 

Measurement is constantly all around us. It forms the foundations of science – the ohms and amps of physics and the moles and isotopes of chemistry – and shapes our every day. Our relationships with measurement start the moment we wake and check the day’s temperature and continue until the precise second we go to sleep. But beyond the familiar measurements, hundreds more are listed in this entertaining and revealing reference. The methods used to measure food, photography, finance, commerce, magnetism, atomic physics are just a fraction of the areas covered in this essential guide that helps us to better understand how our world works.
 

The author

Chris Joseph is a freelance writer who specializes in science and technology. He is also an editor and reviewer of articles for scientific journals and a contributor to scientific reference books. He lives and works in Oxford, England.

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Specs

Format: Hardback, 224 Pages
ISBN: 9780711268036
Illustrations: 150
Size: 6.693 in x 9.252 in / 170 mm x 235 mm
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