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

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
Summary
Linklater's fascinating, provocative and eye-opening story of why America has ended up with its unique system of weights and measures, is explained in this volume that also shows how it has shaped the culture and country
Summary
Explains how a single system of weights and measures was developed in order to help survey and map out the vast lands west of the Ohio River and examines the impact of the system on American history and culture
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2002.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2002.
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156660
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
Target audience
adult
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how an untamed wilderness shaped the United States and fulfilled the promise of democracy
Label
Measuring America : how an untamed wilderness shaped the United States and fulfilled the promise of democracy, Andro Linklater
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-292) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Simple arithmetic
  • 6.
  • A line drawn in the wilderness
  • 7.
  • French dimension
  • 8.
  • Democratic decimals
  • 9.
  • Birth of the metric system
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • Dombey's luck
  • 11.
  • End of Putnam
  • 12.
  • Immaculate grid
  • 13.
  • Shape of cities
  • 14.
  • Hassler's passion
  • Invention of landed property
  • 15.
  • Dispossessed
  • 16.
  • 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
2165871
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
310 pages
Isbn
9780802713964
Lccn
2002073573
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Stock number
1151518
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm50143791
  • (OCoLC)50143791
Label
Measuring America : how an untamed wilderness shaped the United States and fulfilled the promise of democracy, Andro Linklater
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-292) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Simple arithmetic
  • 6.
  • A line drawn in the wilderness
  • 7.
  • French dimension
  • 8.
  • Democratic decimals
  • 9.
  • Birth of the metric system
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • Dombey's luck
  • 11.
  • End of Putnam
  • 12.
  • Immaculate grid
  • 13.
  • Shape of cities
  • 14.
  • Hassler's passion
  • Invention of landed property
  • 15.
  • Dispossessed
  • 16.
  • 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
2165871
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
310 pages
Isbn
9780802713964
Lccn
2002073573
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Stock number
1151518
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm50143791
  • (OCoLC)50143791

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