At the end of 2016, Oxford University Press’ brilliant Very Short Introductions series reached a milestone: the publication it’s five hundredth volume.

Of course, such a series could not have a milestone such as this represented by just any random subject; which is why they cleverly chose Measurement to bear the distinctive “500” on its spine.

And, to make matters even more subtly clever, the author chosen to write Measurement, a Very Short introduction, is Professor David J. Hand, Senior Research Investigator and Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at Imperial College, London. (Think about it…)