Isaac Asimov (1920-92) Signed "Realm of Measure" Typescript, “Isaac Asimov", 8.5 x 11, 2 pgs., large signature in blue ballpoint, by the American writer and professor of biochemistry at Boston University. He was known for his works of science fiction and popular science. Asimov was a prolific writer who wrote or edited more than 500 books. The typescript is excerpted from Asimov's 1960 book, "Realm of Measure", about the theory and concept of measurement along with the history of the devices, instruments, and technique use. In Part: "About 10,000 years ago, a few human beings slowly developed agriculture. This led to a tremendous change in man's way of life...This growth of population within fixed areas caused human beings to huddle together into villages...as farmers organized they built walls about their towns...walled towns developed into cities...what we call 'civilization' was born. With civilization, there came a new necessity, that of measuring...City walls, temples, palaces, aqueducts, all needed accurate measurements...The Egyptian pyramids and the Greek temples show signs that the most delicate measurements were involved in their building...." In fine condition, with a paper clip impression at the top of both pages.