Reading the Numbers: A Survival Guide to the Measurements, Numbers, and Sizes Encountered in Everyday Life

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9780140106541: Reading the Numbers: A Survival Guide to the Measurements, Numbers, and Sizes Encountered in Everyday Life

Does looking at a bar code leave you seeing spots? Do the numbers at the bottom of your checks have you ready to cash it all in? Do Richter Scales readings leave you quaking? Hold on tho your calculator - help is here. In Reading the Numbers, Mary Blocksma explains the numbers we face everyday. You'll discover: * Which s higher in sodium: fast-food french fries, the hamburger, or the cherry pie ( the answer my surprise you) * Why Route 66 is Route 66 (and not Route 67) * Why you can't mail things Second class * What the four new digits on your Zip Code stand for * And much more For research information, for satisfying your curiosity, or for just plain fun, with Reading The Numbers you'll be batting 1,000.

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Blocksma presents the answers to many questions about numbers, from age to zip codes, in a handy alphabetized format. Over 100 areas are discussed, including bar codes, calendars, prime rate, paper clips, produce, land measurements, blood alcohol level, circles, money, insulation, ships, metrics, lumber, sunscreen, nails, time, postal rates, weather, snow, and Social Security numbers. This is interesting and useful, and will make a good browsing book as well as reference item. A real time-saver.
- Patty Miller, New Hampshire Vocational-Technical Coll. Lib., Laconia
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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