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The Measure of All Things by Ken Alder
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Sep 15, 2011

it was amazing

The most beautiful history book I have ever read. This books masters in integrating many contexts in just one story: the personal life of the two main characters (Delambre and Mechain), the french revolution, Napolean, social, scientific and economical implications.

Warmly recommended especially to those that enjoy putting together so many things that happened at the same time most of us have been read as isolated situations.

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Ties Blom Yes, of all non-fiction this stands out as the a supreme piece of story-telling. Takes you back and makes you wonder..

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