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Measuring America: How the United States Was Shaped by the Greatest Land Sale in History


Mega Sale! Free Shipping Included! Save 23% on the Measuring America: How the United States Was Shaped by the Greatest Land Sale in History by Tantor Audio at Spring Brook Audio. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. ''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


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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.

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Manufacturer:Tantor Audio
Publisher:Tantor Audio
Studio:Tantor Audio
EAN:9781400100903
Item Weight:0.63 pounds
Item Size:1.1 x 5.3 x 5.3 inches
Package Weight:0.63 pounds
Package Size:5.46 x 1.18 x 1.18 inches

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