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Review: The Measure of All Things: The Seven-Year Odyssey and Hidden Error That Transformed the World

User Review  - Jessica - Goodreads

I read this book for a class on the history of technology. While it was a bit difficult to really get into at first, I ultimately enjoyed it. Alder's writing style is quite engaging and pulls you in ... Read full review

Review: The Measure of All Things: The Seven-Year Odyssey and Hidden Error That Transformed the World

User Review  - Allen - Goodreads

A wonderful yarn of two Frenchmen who set out to measure the earth and determine the length of the meter. Their timing couldn't have been worse. Both the French Revolution and war between France and ... Read full review

Review: The Measure of All Things: The Seven-Year Odyssey and Hidden Error That Transformed the World

User Review  - David - Goodreads

For the first 3/4 of the book there was a lot of detail regarding the two individuals involved in measuring the meridian in France, and I was feeling annoyed by so much attention. The last 1/4 of the ... Read full review

Review: The Measure of All Things: The Seven-Year Odyssey and Hidden Error That Transformed the World

User Review  - Jamestheelder - Goodreads

Alder shows both the value of standards, then, through an adventure story, shows us the real difficulty of accomplishing them. Read full review

Review: The Measure of All Things: The Seven-Year Odyssey and Hidden Error That Transformed the World

User Review  - Felix Pütsch - Goodreads

Fascinating story about the creation of the meter. Who would've thought it was so difficult, a huge effort in times of war. Read full review

Review: The Measure of All Things: The Seven-Year Odyssey and Hidden Error That Transformed the World

User Review  - Dagezi - Goodreads

Still reading this, but unless it goes all Beijing Time on me at the end, this is at least 4 and possibly five stars. Helps if you are a metric system nerd obsessed with the links between the FRev ... Read full review

Review: The Measure of All Things: The Seven-Year Odyssey and Hidden Error That Transformed the World

User Review  - John Brugge - Goodreads

The history of the creation of the meter sounds rather dry, but only because measurement standards are so commonplace today. Once you are immersed in the period when these two men worked, with the ... Read full review

Review: The Measure of All Things: The Seven-Year Odyssey and Hidden Error That Transformed the World

User Review  - Mac Purvis - Goodreads

fascinating Read full review

Review: The Measure of All Things: The Seven-Year Odyssey and Hidden Error That Transformed the World

User Review  - Aaron - Goodreads

Not something I was entirely interested in, but the writing was quick and eager. Read full review

Review: The Measure of All Things: The Seven-Year Odyssey and Hidden Error That Transformed the World

User Review  - Patrickpadovan - Goodreads

outstanding history of the evolution of the meter Read full review


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