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John Bemelmans Marciano

Whatever Happened to the Metric System?


How America Kept Its Feet
2014. 310 p. 22,5 cm
Verlag/Jahr: MACMILLAN US 2014
ISBN: 1-60819-475-2 (1608194752)
Neue ISBN: 978-1-60819-475-9 (9781608194759)

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Chronicles the historical events that explain why America never adopted the metric system and what the decision says about U.S. culture, tracing the origins of measurement systems and the array of standards in Europe and America while citing the roles of forefront contributors.