For Good Measure

For Good Measure

The Ways We Say How Much, How Far, How Heavy, How Big, How Old

Book - 2010
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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?
Publisher: New York, NY : Roaring Brook Press, 2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781596433441
1596433442
Branch Call Number: j 530.8 R536f
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 22 x 29 cm

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