The Measure of Reality

By Alfred W.Crosby. Cambridge University Press, 1997
This is a fascinating book that traces the origins of quantitative nature of our culture. The technology that we think is transforming our culture now, is minor compared to the creation of the clock, units of measure, music notation, and more. It was a paradigm shift away from a qualitative understanding of the universe. The book gives a unique perspective to those of us who feel we have gone a little far in devaluing the qualitative, mystical and experiential aspect of living.