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The Perfectionists

The Perfectionists: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World (Harper, 2018)

The rise of manufacturing could not have happened without an attention to precision. Simon Winchester takes us back to origins of the Industrial Age, to England where he introduced the scientific minds that helped usher in modern production. As he introduces the minds and methods that have changed the modern world, Winchester explores fundamental questions, such as: Why is precision important? What are the tools we use to measure it? Who has invented and perfected it?

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