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Smoot's Ear: The Measure of Humanity


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Tavernor, R., 2002. Smoot's Ear: The Measure of Humanity. Yale University Press.

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Abstract

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.

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Item Type Book/s
CreatorsTavernor, R.
DepartmentsFaculty of Engineering & Design > Architecture & Civil Engineering
StatusPublished
ID Code28365

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