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The Measure of All Things

Smil, Vaclav | Engels | 352 pagina's

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'There is no author whose books I look forward to more' Bill Gates

100 words: The New York Times bestselling author returns with a mind-opening exploration of how size defines life on Earth.

Explaining the key processes shaping size in nature, society and technology, Smil busts myths around proportions - from bodies to paintings and the so-called golden ratio - tells us what Jonathan Swift got wrong in Gulliver's Travels - the giant Brobdingnagian's legs would buckle under their enormous weight - and dives headfirst into the most contentious issue in ergonomics: the size of aeroplane seats.

It is no exaggeration to say this fascinating and wide-ranging tour de force will change the way you look at absolutely everything.

10 words: Size, an omnipresent scalar, is the measure of all things.

1 word: Size.



  • Auteur(s)Smil, Vaclav
  • UitgeverijVeltman Distributie Import Books
  • ImprintViking UK


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