By François Cardarelli, M.J. Shields
Mankind has a fascination with size. Down the centuries we have now produced a plethora of incompatible and duplicatory platforms for measuring every thing from the width of an Egyptian pyramid to the focus of radioactivity close to a nuclear reactor and the worth of the high-quality constitution consistent. With the creation first of the metric process and of its successor the Système foreign d'Unités (SI), the medical neighborhood has confirmed a customary approach to dimension in accordance with basically seven center devices.
The ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF medical devices, WEIGHTS AND MEASURES converts the large number of devices from worldwide in each interval of recorded heritage into devices of the SI.
Featuring: * An A - Z of conversion tables for over 10,000 devices of measurements. * Tables of the elemental constants of nature with their devices. * Listings societies, and nationwide standardization our bodies for simple reference. * an intensive bibliography detailing additional analyzing at the multifarious facets of dimension and its devices.
This large paintings is just a "must have" for any reference library frequented by way of scientists of any self-discipline or via people with historic pursuits in devices of dimension similar to archaeologists.
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