The Story of Measurement by Andrew Robinson
Sometimes in this biblioblogosphere (the world of blogging librarians) you see a book that just screams “I am going to blog this.”
As someone who enjoys nonfiction, maps, and miscellany, this book is such a book.
Full of very nice pictures and graphics, this book explains the history and potential future for all things measured. We go on a tour from the subatomic particle to the vastness of space and ALL things in between.
They even have a section on “Book and Library Classification” for those needing a goodnight book.
Don’t look for it on the shelf just yet, I am taking this one home!