History Extra logo
The official website for BBC History Magazine and BBC History Revealed
All products were chosen independently by our editorial team. This article contains affiliate links and we may receive a commission for purchases made. Please read our affiliates FAQ page to find out more.

Measurement: an unexpected history

James Vincent uncovers the long and surprisingly fascinating history of measuring things

Published: August 9, 2022 at 4:39 pm
Subs offer

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.

Advertisement

James Vincent is the author of Beyond Measure: The Hidden History of Measurement (Faber & Faber, 2022)

Authors

Elinor EvansDigital editor

Elinor Evans is digital editor of HistoryExtra.com. She commissions and writes history articles for the website, and regularly interviews historians for the award-winning HistoryExtra podcast

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Sponsored content