Funky Rainbow

TREASURE IN MEASURE

55.00

The need for measurement arose when land holdings had to be measured after every flooding of the Nile. In time measuring became an accepted norm and different nations devised different units… different measures. These many collections of units had their share of twists and turns. How could, for example, a ‘yard’ be standard if it was the distance between the tip of the King of England’s nose to the end of his outstretched thumb? Or for that matter a ‘foot’ which was actually the size of the King of France’s foot? To avoid this inconsistency and ambiguity, standardization of measures was necessary. The book traces this journey of numbers and units and unveils treasured nuggets of information hidden in the quantified data.

Only 2 left in stock

SKU: 9789380076485 Categories: , Tags: , , ,

Additional information

Weight 125 g
ISBN

9789380076485

Author

Illustrator

Language

Publisher

Format

Paperback