Whatever Happened to the Metric System?: How America Became the Last Country on Earth to Keep Its Feet by John Bemelmans Marciano

Whatever Happened to the Metric System?: How America Became the Last Country on Earth to Keep Its Feet

John Bemelmans Marciano

nonfiction history science challenging informative slow-paced

256 pages | first published 2013

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The American standard system of measurement is a unique and odd thing to behold with its esoteric, inconsistent standards: twelve inches in a foot, three feet in a yard, sixteen ounces in a pound, one hundred pennies to the dollar. For something a...
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