The Values of Precision - Wise, M Norton (Introduction by)

This finite study examines how exactitude has come to occupy such a prominent place in Western culture. Beginning with the late 18th century and continuing into the 20th, the essays here support the view that centralizing states and large-scale commercial enterprises have long been the major promoters of numerical precision. Photos & illus.

The Values of Precision 1997, Princeton University Press

ISBN-13: 9780691016016

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The Values of Precision 1995, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780691037592