For Good Measure
The Ways We Say How Much, How Far, How Heavy, How Big, How OldBook - 2010
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 : Roaring Brook Press, 2010
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 22 x 29 cm
Alternative Title: Ways we say how much, how far, how heavy, how big, how old