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America Joins a Metric World

Description: Pamphlet issued by the United States National Bureau of Standards discussing the Metric Conversion Act of 1975, the work of the U.S. Metric Board, and how government agencies are facilitating a switch to the metric system.
Date: February 1976
Creator: United States. National Bureau of Standards.

Brief History of Measurement Systems: with a Chart of the Modernized Metric System

Description: Pamphlet issued by the United States National Bureau of Standards providing an overview of the English system of measurement used in the United States and of the metric system. The internal pages of the pamphlet contain a chart labeled "The Modernized Metric System" which includes tables of common conversions and a chart of the seven base units: meter/length, kilogram/mass, second/time, ampere/electric current, kelvin/temperature, mole/amount of substance, and candela/luminous intensity, as well as two supplementary units: radian/plane angle and steradian/solid angle. There is also a graphic representation of yards versus meters in ruler form at the bottom.
Date: August 1976
Creator: United States. National Bureau of Standards.

Muscadine Grapes: A Fruit for the South

Description: Revised edition. This bulletin discusses the cultivation of muscadine grapes in the southern United States. Topics discussed include propagation, pruning and training, soil management, fertilizers, harvesting, common diseases, and varieties.
Date: 1971
Creator: United States. Agricultural Research Service. Plant Science Research Division.

Muscadine Grapes: A Fruit for the South

Description: Revised edition. This bulletin discusses the cultivation of muscadine grapes in the southern United States. Topics discussed include propagation, pruning and training, soil management, fertilizers, harvesting, common diseases, and varieties.
Date: 1973
Creator: United States. Agricultural Research Service. Northeastern Region.

Some References on Metric Information, Including a Chart on All You Need to Know About Metric

Description: Pamphlet issued by the United States National Bureau of Standards containing a list of government pamphlets, reports, and other resources related to the metric system of measurement. It includes a form for ordering materials from the Government Printing Office as well as an illustrated description of everyday conversions for weight, volume, length, and temperature.
Date: January 1977
Creator: United States. National Bureau of Standards.

Strawberry Culture: Eastern United States

Description: Revised edition. "Strawberries are an important crop in the eastern United States. This bulletin recommends growing methods for that part of the East bounded by the Great Plains on the west and by the Coastal Plain on the south." -- p. 2. Topics discussed include varieties, soil preparation, frost protection, insects and diseases, and weed control.
Date: 1972
Creator: United States. Agricultural Research Service. Northeastern Region

Strawberry Culture: Eastern United States

Description: Revised edition. "Strawberries are an important crop in the eastern United States. This bulletin recommends growing methods for that part of the East bounded by the Great Plains on the west and by the Coastal Plain on the south." -- p. 2. Topics discussed include varieties, soil preparation, frost protection, insects and diseases, and weed control.
Date: 1978
Creator: United States. Science and Education Administration.

Strawberry Varieties in the United States

Description: Revised edition. Report discussing the different varieties of strawberries grown for commercial use in the United States with general descriptions of the climates and conditions necessary for each variety to thrive. Includes index of strawberry varieties.
Date: 1979
Creator: Scott, D. H. (Donald Hyde), 1911; Lawrence, F. J. (Francis J.) & Draper, A. D.

Warm-Water Fishponds

Description: "Fishponds are successful if they are managed well. To provide recreation and supplement income, they must afford good fishing. Mistakes in construction, stocking, and management can lead to disappointments. This bulletin is concerned only with warm-water ponds -- not with cool-water or cold-water ponds. It points out the importance of a favorable site, proper pond construction, erosion control, correct stocking, fertilizing, and weed control. And it tells how to manage a warm-water pond for fishing. By following these guides, you can have a lasting pond that can be fished many times a year." -- p. ii
Date: 1977
Creator: Dillon, Olan W., 1917-; Neely, William W., 1915-; Davison, Verne E. (Verne Elbert), 1904- & Compton, Lawrence V.

What About Metric?

Description: Pamphlet issued by the United States National Bureau of Standards discussing the reasons that the U.S. decided passed the Metric Conversion Act of 1975 and provides tables, illustrations, and formulas for converting between customary units and metric units of measuring weight, length, volume, and temperature. It also includes a discussion of how one might expect to use metric measurements in the marketplace, in the home, and at work.
Date: October 1976
Creator: Barbrow, Louis E. & Halpin, Suellen