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metric America a decision whose time has come" -- for real by G. P Carver

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Published by U.S. Dept. of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology in Gaithersburg, MD .
Written in English


  • Metric system -- United States

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StatementGary P. Carver
SeriesNISTIR -- 4858
ContributionsNational Institute of Standards and Technology (U.S.)
The Physical Object
Pagination9 p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13620787M

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Metrication (or metrification) is the process of introducing the International System of Units, also known as SI units or the metric system, to replace a jurisdiction's traditional measuring gh U.S. customary units have been defined in terms of metric units since the 19th century, as of the United States is one of only three countries (the others being Myanmar and Liberia. Turns out it’s not that simple. According to Marciano, there was a window in the mids when America was totally primed to go metric. President Ford signed an order, even. or 1/2 pound. 4 cups or 1 quart. Liquid or Volume Measurements. Jigger or measure. 1 1/2 or fluid ounces. 16 fluid ounces. 32 fluid ounces. 32 fluid ounces.   This book is far more about the history of the metric system, and why America ultimately chose to reject this system. This book is in fact a surprisingly detailed history of the Progressive Movement, beginning with the French Revolution and going all the way up to the Cold War era/5.

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