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Author Robbins, Ken.
Title For good measure : the ways we say how much, how far, how heavy, how big, how old / Ken Robbins.
Imprint New York : Flashpoint, c2010.
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 Ross School-Nonfiction  530.8 ROB    AVAILABLE
Edition 1st ed.
Description [43] p. : ill. (some col.) ; 23 x 29 cm.
Note "A Neal Porter book."
Summary A bushel of facts and fabulous photographs make this 24 Karat informational book shine. The mile gets its name from the term mille passus, which means "a thousand paces." The abbreviation for pound (lb.) comes from the Latin libra pondo. Feet, pounds, quarts, miles: these are words we use every day. But where did they originate, and what do they actually mean? Once again, Ken Robbins takes an everyday subject and, through spectacular photographs & straight forward and entertaining text, makes it come alive.
7 yrs+
Mathematics.
Subject Measurement -- Juvenile literature.
Weights and measures -- Juvenile literature.
Time -- Juvenile literature.
ISBN 9781596433441
1596433442
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