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    THIS dictionary will be found to be a most valuable and useful vade-mecum by all those who have occasion to employ metric and other physical measures. The arrangement of the tables in this form is the most convenient that could have been adopted, and for uniformity and facility of reference could hardly be excelled. One great feature, which is generally lacking in ordinary sets of tables, is the setting forth of the relations of the different metric units to each other: thus, for instance, on looking under the heading gramme-centimetre, we find its equivalent in kilogramme-metres, foot-grains, foot-pounds, joules, ergs, &c., while the latter are indexed under their respective titles. Not only have the French measures with their factors for conversion into British measures been given, but physical, electrical, and other modern units which are so numerous and indispensable.

    A Dictionary of Metric and other Useful Measures.

    By Latimer Clark. (London: E. and F. N. Spon, 1891.)

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    Our Book Shelf. Nature 43, 487 (1891). https://doi.org/10.1038/043487a0

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