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Measure for Measure

A Musical History of Science

About The Book

In Measure for Measure, Thomas Levenson offers a compelling account of how scientific thinking development from the day 2,500 years ago when Pythagoras discovered the musical scale to the present day.

The story unfolds through the tales of instruments scientific and musical: the organ, the microscope, the still, the scales, Stradivari's miraculous violins and cellos, computers, and synthesizers.

About The Author

Thomas Levenson is an academic, science writer and documentary film-maker.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Touchstone (December 5, 1995)
  • Length: 352 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780684804347

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