Measuring America

Measuring America

How An Untamed Wilderness Shaped the United States and Fulfilled the Promise of Democracy

Downloadable Audiobook - 2003 | Unabridged
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"This expertly written and eminently enjoyable chronicle is highly recommended for history and history of science collections." -Library Journal"Make room on the library shelf for the never-before-told saga of the survey that converted the vast wilderness west of the Ohio River into a commodity marked out for government sale." -Booklist, Starred ReviewHow we ultimately gained the American Customary System-the last traditional system in the world-and how Gunter's chain indelibly imprinted its dimensions on the land, on cities, and on our culture from coast to coast is both an exciting human and intellectual drama and one of the great untold stories in American history. Sagely argued and beautifully written, Measuring America offers readers nothing less than the opportunity to see America's history-and our democracy-in a brilliant new light.
Publisher: [United States] : Tantor Audio : Made available through hoopla, 2003
Edition: Unabridged
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (11hr., 33 min.)) : digital
Additional Contributors: Sklar, Alan - Narrator
hoopla digital
ISBN: 9781400120901
140012090X

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