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What in the world is an inch?

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Published by ABDO in Edina, Minn .
Written in English


  • Length measurement -- Juvenile literature,
  • Measurement -- Juvenile literature,
  • Weights and measures -- Juvenile literature

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Edition Notes

StatementMary Elizabeth Salzmann.
GenreJuvenile literature.
LC ClassificationsQC102 .S343 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16490162M
ISBN 109781604531664
LC Control Number2008005484

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