Smoot's Ear: The Measure of Humanity

Robert Tavernor

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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. Tavernor urges us to look beyond the notion that measuring is strictly a scientific activity, divorced from human concerns. Instead, he sets measures and measuring in cultural context and shows how deeply they are connected to human experience and history.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherYale University Press
ISBN (Print)9780300124927
Publication statusPublished - 2002


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