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金沙导航:A Measure of All Things, by Ian Whitelaw

金沙导航:A Measure of All Things, by Ian Whitelaw

作者:夹谷或聪  时间:2019-03-14 03:08:07  人气:

By Matthew Killeya YOU can check the alcohol content of your liquor by adding a litre of it to gunpowder. If the powder can still be ignited, then the liquor is at least 100 proof. This is one of more than 300 units of measurement covered in Ian Whitelaw’s whistle-stop tour of the history of measurement, a history that traces the evolution of human understanding. From the very limits of what is measurable,