Andro Linklater
Walker and Co., New York, 2002, English
Nonfiction, General
8.3 x 6.8 inches, hardcover, 310 pages
ISBN: 9780802713964

From the Publisher. Measuring America is the fascinating, provocative, and eye-opening story of why America has ended up with its unique system of weights and measures—the American Customary System, unlike any other in the world—and how this has profoundly shaped our country and culture. In the process, Measuring America reveals the colossal power contained inside the acres and miles, ounces and pounds, that we use every day without ever realizing their significance.

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