Roy A(rthur) Gallant Harry C. Stubbs - Essay

Harry C. Stubbs

(Contemporary Literary Criticism)

I greeted [Man the Measurer] with glee, having based my eighth-grade general science course on the measuring concept for a good many years. Actually, the book turned out to have fewer laboratory ideas than I had hoped, though a fair number are to be found in the Things You Can Do sections at the end of each of the three major parts of the book. Any disappointment I might have felt was more than offset by the fine supply of historical and descriptive material. Perhaps one of the most useful parts of the book, to a pro-metric person like myself, is the frightening list of British-American weight and measure units at the end of the book, accompanied by the oh-so-straightforward metric ones. (pp. 71-2)

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