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Written in English

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  • Curiosities and wonders,
  • Ratio and proportion

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If the Sun is the size of a Grapefruit, the Earth is a grain of sand, then the distance between the two is a London bus. Scale is intriguing. Scale is everywhere. Scale is our experience of the world, from our perception of time to physical distance to weights and measures. The human scale is 1:1, the point of reference. Everything is designed around it. Wealth is an example of scale, so is a sculpture, a building, a planet or a molecule. Scale is a universal and timeless subject. It"s a BIG subject. The Scale of Things brings together facts and figures in a visual way, embracing popular science, space, economics, politics, geography, nature, technology and architecture in an accessible and entertaining way. Fun and informative, it will change the way you look at the world around you.

Edition Notes

StatementMike Fairbrass, David Tanguy
ContributionsTanguy, David, author
The Physical Object
Pagination1 volume (unpaged)
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26965650M
ISBN 101787130576
ISBN 109781787130579
OCLC/WorldCa990365113

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