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Measuring America : how an untamed wilderness shaped the United States and fulfilled the promise of democracy, Andro Linklater

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Measuring America : how an untamed wilderness shaped the United States and fulfilled the promise of democracy
Title
Measuring America
Title remainder
how an untamed wilderness shaped the United States and fulfilled the promise of democracy
Statement of responsibility
Andro Linklater
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Cataloging source
DLC
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Linklater, Andro
Dewey number
973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E161.3
LC item number
.L46 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • National characteristics, American
  • Public lands
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Ohio River Valley
  • Ohio River Valley
  • Surveying
  • Surveyors
Label
Measuring America : how an untamed wilderness shaped the United States and fulfilled the promise of democracy, Andro Linklater
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 289-292) and index
Contents
  • 5.
  • Simple arithmetic
  • 6. A
  • line drawn in the wilderness
  • 7. The
  • French dimension
  • 8.
  • Democratic decimals
  • 9. The
  • birth of the metric system
  • 1. The
  • 10.
  • Dombey's luck
  • 11. The
  • end of Putnam
  • 12. The
  • immaculate grid
  • 13. The
  • shape of cities
  • 14.
  • Hassler's passion
  • invention of landed property
  • 15. The
  • dispossessed
  • 16. The
  • limit of enclosure
  • 17.
  • Four against ten
  • 18.
  • Metric triumphant
  • Epilogue : the witness tree
  • 2.
  • Precise confusion--
  • 3.
  • Who owned America
  • 4.
  • Life, liberty, or what
Control code
ocm50143791
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
310 p.
Isbn
9780802713964
Lccn
2002073573
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Measuring America : how an untamed wilderness shaped the United States and fulfilled the promise of democracy, Andro Linklater
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 289-292) and index
Contents
  • 5.
  • Simple arithmetic
  • 6. A
  • line drawn in the wilderness
  • 7. The
  • French dimension
  • 8.
  • Democratic decimals
  • 9. The
  • birth of the metric system
  • 1. The
  • 10.
  • Dombey's luck
  • 11. The
  • end of Putnam
  • 12. The
  • immaculate grid
  • 13. The
  • shape of cities
  • 14.
  • Hassler's passion
  • invention of landed property
  • 15. The
  • dispossessed
  • 16. The
  • limit of enclosure
  • 17.
  • Four against ten
  • 18.
  • Metric triumphant
  • Epilogue : the witness tree
  • 2.
  • Precise confusion--
  • 3.
  • Who owned America
  • 4.
  • Life, liberty, or what
Control code
ocm50143791
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
310 p.
Isbn
9780802713964
Lccn
2002073573
Other physical details
ill.

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