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SCIENTIFIC UNIT CONVERSION

   A Practical Guide to Metrication

Francois Cardarelli - Scientific Unit Conversion - ISBN 3540760229SCIENTIFIC UNIT CONVERSION (First Edition)


A Practical Guide to Metrication.

by Francois CARDARELLI (Translator: M.J. Shields)

SPRINGER London, Heidelberg, xvi, 456 pages (1997)

(Library of Congress Catalog No. QC94.C295 1997)

ISBN 3-540-76022-9, Softcover. (Out-of-Print)

Published in a pocket book format for ease of use, this is a truly unique and practical guide giving accurate metric equivalents and conversion factors for no fewer than 10,000 scientific units as well as detailed descriptions of over two thousand, covering the full range of science, technology, and medicine. Dr. Francois Cardarelli has spent many years building up this complete range of U.S. customary, British Imperial, conventional metric, historic systems and SI units. The book contains expanded conversion charts and tables which are readily referenced and coloured tabs denote the different sections while a slot-in user guide acts as a bookmark. The appendices contain lists of national and international standardization organizations and there is also an English-French lexicon of terms. In addition, a detailed bibliography completes this comprehensive guide.

CONTENTS [Detailed PDF file (192 KB)]: Introduction - International Systems of Units - Other Systems of Units - Conversion Tables - Fundamental Constants - Appendices

Francois Cardarelli - Scientific Unit Conversion - ISBN 3540760229SCIENTIFIC UNIT CONVERSION (First Edition, Second Printing) [top]

A Practical Guide to Metrication.

by Francois CARDARELLI

SPRINGER London, Heidelberg, xvi, 456 pages (1998)

(Library of Congress Catalog No. QC94.C295 1997)

ISBN 3-540-76022-9, Softcover. (Out-of-Print)

Published in a pocket book format for ease of use, this is a truly unique and practical guide giving accurate metric equivalents and conversion factors for no fewer than 10,000 scientific units as well as detailed descriptions of over two thousand, covering the full range of science, technology, and medicine. Dr. Francois Cardarelli has spent many years building up this complete range of U.S. customary, British Imperial, conventional metric, historic systems and SI units. The book contains expanded conversion charts and tables which are readily referenced and coloured tabs denote the different sections while a slot-in user guide acts as a bookmark. The appendices contain lists of national and international standardization organizations and there is also an English-French lexicon of terms. In addition, a detailed bibliography completes this comprehensive guide.

CONTENTS
[Detailed PDF file (192 KB)]: Introduction - International Systems of Units - Other Systems of Units - Conversion Tables - Fundamental Constants - Appendices

Francois Cardarelli - Scientific Unit Conversion - ISBN 1852330430SCIENTIFIC UNIT CONVERSION (Second Edition) [top]

A Practical Guide to Metrication.

by Francois CARDARELLI

SPRINGER, London, New York, Heidelberg, xvi, 488 pages (1999)

(Library of Congress Catalog No. QC94.C295 1999)

ISBN 1-85233-043-0, Softcover. (Out-of-Print)

Published in a pocket book format for ease of use, this is a truly unique and practical guide giving accurate metric equivalents and conversion factors for no fewer than 10,000 scientific units as well as detailed descriptions of over two thousand, covering the full range of science, technology, and medicine. Dr. Francois Cardarelli has spent many years building up this complete range of U.S. customary, British Imperial, conventional metric, historic systems and SI units. The book contains expanded conversion charts and tables which are readily referenced and coloured tabs denote the different sections while a slot-in user guide acts as a bookmark. The appendices contain lists of national and international standardization organizations and there is also an English-French lexicon of terms. In addition, a detailed bibliography completes this comprehensive guide.

Scientific Unit Conversion 2nd edition sets the standard for conversion manuals, and will be an indispensable reference for engineers, working scientists, researchers, students and libraries.

CONTENTS : Introduction - International Systems of Units - Other Systems of Units - Conversion Tables - Fundamental Constants - Appendices

How to find the out-of-print editions of the book?

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Press Releases [top]

«...This is one of the most complete lists of conversion factors I have seen...»
Andrew W. Sloley - CHEMICAL ENGINEERING AND PROGRESS - Vol. 3 March 1999, p. 73.

«...This is an extraordinary book.... which under a reduced volume....permits the conversion of any type of measure...»
Raymond J. Wegmann - JOURNAL OF CELLULAR AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY - 43(1997)807-808.

«...A gem for engineers, scientists, historians, journalists...»
NEW SCIENTIST (December 1997)

«...il sera utile, du chef cuisinier a l'interprète, du bibliothécaire au chercheur scientifique, du touriste au patron d'entreprise, de l'enseignant du primaire à celui du supérieur...»
Pierre Laszlo - POUR LA SCIENCE No. 240 (Octobre 1997).

«...Le livre de toutes les mesures...»
LA RECHERCHE No. 298 (Mai 1997)

«Numerous reference works provide conversion tables between SI and British and American units. This title does that very well. But this work translated from French has a unique feature: its sections on ancient and obsolete weights and measures and those for obsolete national and regional systems. For major European and Asian cultures and for Egypt the author has provided units of length, area, weight, and dry and liquid capacity. Conversion tables make up most of the book. In an easy-to-read format, it describes about 2,000 units, giving for each its name, symbol, physical quantity, dimension, conversion factor, and a variety of notes and definitions. In addition to formal names for units, the author provides useful explanatory text, scholarly references for further information, and such tables as "Old Alchemical Symbols" and "Old Symbols Used in the British System." Economic historians, scholars in religion, and history students will find this a useful and comprehensive source. An excellent addition to scholarly reference collections at a modest cost.»
CHOICE
MAGAZINE (American Library Association, 1997)

Reviews Articles [top]

Here is a comprehensive and up-to-date list of critical review articles of the previous editions of Scientific Unit Conversion.

2001 - Ultramicroscopy, 87(2001)213-249 (by Peter W. Hawkes) [PDF file (348 KB)].
2001 - Addiction Biology, 5(3)(2001)380 (by William Marshall)
[PDF file (128 KB)].
2001 - Cellular Molecular Biology, 47 (2001) (by Raymond J. Wegmann) [Link to CMB]
2000 - Carbohydrate Polymers, 44(2)(2000)176-177 (by M.G. Garaita and J.F. Kennedy) [PDF file (3.6 MB)].
2000 - Journal of Materials (JOM) Volume 3, March 2000, page 8 (by Kelly Roncone)
[PDF file (68 KB)].
1999 - Chemical Engineering and Progress AIChE Vol. 3 March 1999, page 76. (by Andrew W. Sloley)
[PDF file (2 MB)].
1998 - European Review, Volume 6, Issue 01, February 1998, pages 120-121 (by Robert Cahn).
1998 - Photosynthetica, 35(2)(1998)176 (by Z. Sestàk)
[PDF file (104 KB)].
1998 - Ambulatory Surgery, 6(4)(1998)176 (by P.E.M. Jarrett)
[PDF file (88 KB)].
1997 - Cellular Molecular Biology, 43(5)807-808 (1997) (by Raymond J. Wegmann) [PDF file (5.1 MB)].
1997 - Québec Science, Juin 1997 (by Nathalie Boulanger)
[PDF file (2.6 MB)].
1997 - Pour La Science, No. 240 Octobre 1997 (by Pierre Laszlo)
[PDF file (80 KB)].
1997 - La Recherche, No. 298 (1997) (by Stéphane Déligeorges)
[PDF file (228 KB)].
1997 - Fusion, No. 67 (
Septembre-Octobre 1997) page 64 (by E.G.) [PDF file (596 KB)].
1997 - New Scientist, Vol. 153 No. 2066, page 43 January 25, 1997
[PDF file (1.9 MB)].

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