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Loved this book when I read it some years ago. I must have given it away, and was glad to find it now! It defines how we went from measuring land from tree to river, etc. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Raggedlady
This is aost informative story of the men who charted this country and laid out the boundaries.Published 6 months ago by W. Bryant Brown
Fine job of explaining Thomas Jefferson's measurement of the North West Territory.
My copy has a first page mistake overlooked by proofreader. Read more
great book-don't know where it is now-so many peoplehave borrowed itPublished 9 months ago by Al Mayhew
In this fascinating book, author Andro Linklater examines how the measuring of land developed, and how the thought-forms that it gave rise to shaped the subsequent development of... Read morePublished 13 months ago by The Reviewer Formerly Known as Kurt Johnson
the book confirmed my belief that the country was created by those who would now be classed as the "1 percent."
very happy with the pricing and delivery service
I picked this up as a used book simply because I was intrigued by the title. It was a very pleasant surprise and answered a number of questions about strange units of measurement... Read morePublished 23 months ago by David Marsland
This is a wonderful, informative book and a great pleasure to read. There is both a history of measuring and a history of how we have thought about land and its ownership... Read morePublished on December 14, 2011 by S. Russell
This is a book for anyone who wondered about the shape of the American landscape. In it Andro Linklater, a British writer and journalist, provides a history of the surveying of... Read morePublished on March 15, 2010 by MarkK