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Published: 04 November 2011

440 Pages | 47 line illus.

7 x 10 inches

ISBN: 9780195307863

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From Artefacts to Atoms

The BIPM and the Search for Ultimate Measurement Standards

Terry Quinn

  • The only history of the International Bureau of Weights and measures that recounts in detail the story of the institution from its origins in the 1860s up to the present day
  • Based on the substantial archive of the BIPM which, from the very beginning, recounts the many discussions and arguments
  • Traces not only the evolution of the science, but also the story of the key individuals and events
  • Written by a former Director of the BIPM