Melvil Decimal System: 389.1
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Works under MDS 389.1
- Time Changes in Canada and Mexico by Doris Chase Doane
- Measure With Metric by Franklyn M. Branley
- Length (Measuring Up) by Peter Patilla
- Living with metrics : how to feel at home with the metric system by Reader's Digest
- Let's Go Metric by Frank Donovan
- Metrics: Measurement for Tomorrow by Helmer A. Ronningen
- Measurements and How We Use Them by Tillie S. Pine
- The Economist measurement guide and reckoner
- Scales and weights; a historical outline by Bruno Kisch
- Meter Means Measure by S. Carl Hirsch
- Instant Metric Conversion Tables by Hamlyn Publishing Group
- Saving the Daylight by David S Prerau
- A dictionary of English weights and measures : from Anglo-Saxon times to the nineteenth century by Ronald Edward Zupko
- Elsevier's lexicon of international and national units : English/American, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Portuguese, Polish, Swedish, Russian by W.E. Clason
- The Metric System: Measures for All Mankind by Frank Ross
- About the Metric System by Alma Gilleo
- The Colonisation of Time: Ritual, Routine and Resistance in the British Empire (Studies in Imperialism) by Giordano Nanni
- Metric power; why and how we are going metric by Richard Deming
- For good measure : a complete compendium of international weights and measures by William D. Johnstone
- Think metric now!: A step-by-step guide to understanding and applying the metric system by Paul Jackson Hartsuch
- Tell me about measures by Alain Gree
- From Artefacts to Atoms: The BIPM and the Search for Ultimate Measurement Standards by Terry Quinn
- Metric Conversion Tables by Inc. Barron's Educational Series
- The Liter (His An Early Metric Book) by William J. Shimek
- The gram is (Her. Metrics America) by Jerolyn Ann Nentl
MDS classes with significant recommendations overlap, excluding ones under the same top-level class.
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