The Measure of all Things.

  title={The Measure of all Things.},
  author={Lee G. Cooper},
Het lijkt tegenwoordig bijna vanzelfsprekend dat zo goed als iedereen op de wereld hetzelfde meetsysteem gebruikt. Toch is er een lange weg afgelegd voordat het zover was. De meter is oorspronkelijk gedefinieerd aan de hand van de omtrek van de aarde. Het opmeten van die omtrek door Franse wetenschappers aan het eind van de 18 eeuw was geen gemakkelijke opgave. Ken Alder heeft een boek geschreven waarin deze expeditie wordt beschreven. Hij schetst een beeld van twee moedige astronomen die de… 
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