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Drawing the line : how Mason and Dixon surveyed the most famous border in America

Author: Edwin Danson
Publisher: New York : John Wiley, 2001.
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THE FIRST POPULAR HISTORY OF THE MAKING OF THE MASON-DIXON LINEThe Mason-Dixon line-surely the most famous surveyors' line ever drawn-represents one of the greatest and most difficult scientific achievements of its time. But behind this significant triumph is a thrilling story, one that has thus far eluded both historians and surveyors. In this engrossing narrative, professional surveyor Edwin Danson takes us on a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Danson, Edwin, 1948-
Drawing the line.
New York : John Wiley, 2001
(DLC) 00036824
(OCoLC)43790717
Named Person: Charles Mason; Jeremiah Dixon; Jeremiah Dixon; Charles Mason; Charles Mason, Geodät.; Jeremiah Dixon
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Edwin Danson
ISBN: 0471437042 9780471437048 1280364289 9781280364280
OCLC Number: 47011636
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 232 pages) : illustrations, maps, facsimiles, photographs
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: In the Reign of George the Third --
The Fortieth Degree --
The Great Chancery Suit --
La Figure de la Terre --
The Transit of Venus --
Mr. Bird's Contrivances --
"Persons Intirely Accomplished" --
The Southernmost Point of the City --
Fifteen Statute Miles, Horizontal --
The Tail of Ursae Minoris --
Fine Sport for the Boys --
"From the Post Mark'd West" --
The Pencil of Time --
"King of the Tuscarawa" --
From Hence; to the Summit --
At a Council of the Royal Society --
Vibration of the Pendulum --
Not One Step Further --
A Degree of Latitude --
The Last Transit --
Legacy.
Other Titles: How Mason and Dixon surveyed the most famous border in America
Responsibility: Edwin Danson.

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