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Measurement: an unexpected history
James Vincent uncovers the long and surprisingly fascinating history of measuring things
From weight and distance, to calorie-counting and calculating the depths of space, throughout history, humans have loved to measure things. Speaking to Elinor Evans, James Vincent – author of Beyond Measure – uncovers some fascinating and unexpected stories from the history of measurement.
James Vincent is the author of Beyond Measure: The Hidden History of Measurement (Faber & Faber, 2022)