Reader's Digest Brochure, Living With Metrics

In 1978, in order to assist Americans adjusting to the introduction of the metric system, the editors of the magazine Reader’s Digest in Pleasantville, New York, published this 48-page illustrated paper pamphlet for consumers. It describes the interrelationships among metric units and ways to estimate them.
Further discussion considers the role of metric units in grocery shopping and cooking, home design and care, meteorology, sports, gardening, health care, and transportation.
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date made
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
overall: 20.5 cm x 13.2 cm x .5 cm; 8 1/16 in x 5 3/16 in x 3/16 in
place made
United States: New York, Pleasantville
ID Number
nonaccession number
catalog number
Measuring & Mapping
Science & Mathematics
Metric System
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Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Metric System
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Elton L. Howe
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