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    • The Measure of All Things

    • The Seven-Year Odyssey and Hidden Error that Transformed the World
    • By: Ken Alder
    • Narrated by: Byron Jennings
    • Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
    • Abridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 50
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      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    In researching one of history's greatest scientific quests, a mission to measure the Earth and define the meter, Ken Alder stumbled on a 200-year-old secret: The meter, it turns out, is in error. This is a story of two men, a secret, and a timeless human dilemma: is it permissible to perpetuate a small lie in the service of a larger truth?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
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    • By Thomas on 04-25-03

    Regular price: $21.27