Sunday, February 10, 2019
"The naming of units of measurement was of course one of the first orders of business in early civilization -- the cubits of the Babylonians were probably the first units of length; there were the unciae of the Romans, the grain, the carat, the toise, the catty -- and the yard and the half yard, the span, the finger, and the nail of early England."
From Afterword: The Measure of All Things
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Labels: Daily Dose, engineering, history, measurement, New Books, Quotations, Science, Simon Winchester
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