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Sizes: The Illustrated Encyclopedia/How Big (Or Little) Things Really Are
Sizes The Illustrated Encyclopedia/How Big Things Really Are - Or Little
Author: John Lord
For the handyman: — If I need 848 eight-penny nails, how many pounds should I buy? — For the traveler: — How many miles is 13 kilometers? — For the environmentalist: — What compact fluorescent bulb gives as much light as a 75-watt incandescent bulb? — For the office worker: — How big is A4 paper? — For the parent: — What size soccer ball should I buy my ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780062732286
ISBN-10: 0062732285
Pages: 374
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Publisher: Harper Perennial
Book Type: Paperback
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This is a book I turn to when I want to know about bolt threads, the size of bricks, how big a bushel is, how to substitute different egg sizes and what standard mattress sizes are. I could also use it to find out how big a cubit is (Noah knew without this book), what a fathom is, how to lay out an official basketball court, softball field, or soccer court, how to measure a person for the proper size bicycle, the sizes and shapes of wine glasses, knitting needle sizes, how bra sizes are calculated, and how to measure noise.

I find it an indispensable reference, but you could read it for fun. Who knew that while a tablespoon equals 3 teaspoons in the US, it is 4 teaspoons in Great Britan?


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