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The Measure of All Things

Author: Alder, Ken Set In . . .
 Europe, France, Paris, Dunkirk, Italy, Genoa, Spain, Barcelona
Genre: Historical
Time Frame: 1700s
Published: 2002
Description: The story of the creation of the metric system in 1792 traces the endeavors of Delambre and MTchain, the backlash of superstitious contemporaries, the impact of the French Revolution, and the mistake that drove MTchain to the brink of madness. 100,000 first printing.
  
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