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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 Review How 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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Book Details

ISBN: 9781400130900
ISBN-10: 1400130905
Format: CD-Audio
(165mm x 172mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Tantor Media, Inc
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2003
Country of Publication: United States


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Author Biography - Andro Linklater

Andro Linklater was born in Scotland and educated at Oxford University where he studied history. Alan Sklar is the winner of several "AudioFile" Earphones Awards and a multiple finalist for the APA's prestigious Audie Award. Named a Best Voice of 2009 by "AudioFile" magazine, his work has twice earned him a Booklist Editors' Choice Award, a "Publishers Weekly" Listen-Up Award, and Audiobook of the Year by "ForeWord" magazine.

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