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The Measure of All Things: The Seven-Year Odyssey and Hidden Error That Transformed the World Paperback – October 1, 2003


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The Boston Globe These are enthralling, fascinating, even mind-altering pages. Alder imbues the narrative with a tremulous, fever-soaked climax and a lengthy and satisfying denouement.

The Philadelphia Inquirer One of those rare works that both rewrite history and capture the imagination.

The New York Times Book Review Passes a central test of any popular work of history: it bathes the past in the light, life, and humanity of the eternal present.

About the Author

Ken Alder is a professor of history and Milton H. Wilson Professor of the Humanities at Northwestern University. He is the author of The Measure of All Things, published to worldwide acclaim in fourteen languages. He lives in Evanston, Illinois.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Free Press; Reprint edition (October 1, 2003)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 448 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0743216768
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0743216760
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.34 pounds
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5.5 x 1.4 x 8.44 inches
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