Text: Waldemar Kuligowski

Illustrations: Paulina Daniluk


72 pages


22 x 20 cm




Have you ever wondered how people used to measure distances or lengths without modern instruments?

You will discover the secrets of ancient units of measurement and how people have been trying to understand space and the world around them for centuries.

From ancient methods based on the human body, through the use of everyday objects, to today’s advanced technologies. You will learn why the distance from the navel to the foot was once a measure, how the barley grain contributed to the creation of the inch, and why axe throwing and the number of steps played a key role in everyday measurements.

 The knowledge is provided in an entertaining and accessible way for readers of all ages.