Millions to Measure
David M. Schwartz. HarperCollins, $17.99 (40pp) ISBN 978-0-688-12916-3
The team behind How Much Is a Million? creates another mathematical adventure, Millions to Measure by David M. Schwartz, illus. by Steven Kellogg. Here the wizard Marvelosissimo leads readers on an eye-opening exploration of measurement, from before standardization to modern methods, with special emphasis on the metric system. A gatefold spread reveals a scale drawing of a meter stick; back matter explains the history and rationale behind the metric system and how to use it every day.
Reviewed on: 03/01/2003