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This is the best book on the history of weights and measures that I have ever read. British weights and measures are important because they (and their American and Commonwealth cousins) are about the only non-metric units still in widespread use, including the American / British / International troy ounce. This book is extraordinarily well-researched, well-written, and a pleasure to read.
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