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Everest : the man and the mountain

Author: James R Smith
Publisher: Scotland, UK : Whittles Pub., ©1999.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Smith, J.R.
Everest.
Scotland, UK : Whittles Pub., ©1999
(OCoLC)605329928
Online version:
Smith, J.R.
Everest.
Scotland, UK : Whittles Pub., ©1999
(OCoLC)606288811
Named Person: George Everest, Sir; George Everest, Sir
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James R Smith
ISBN: 1870325729 9781870325721
OCLC Number: 45247402
Description: xiv, 306 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Pt. I. The life and work of Sir George Everest --
1. Introduction --
2. Early years: family beginnings and a military education --
3. India 1806-1820: early survey work, an important appointment, and jungle fever --
4. The Cape of Good Hope 1820-1821: a time for recovery, and confirmation of historical observations --
5. India 1822-1825: taking charge of the Survey, and battling with fever again --
6. England 1825-1830: sick leave at home, arguing for better equipment and conditions of service --
7. India 1830-1834: a period of intensive field work --
8. India 1834-1839: better instruments, and remeasurement --
9. The Jervis affair --
10. India 1839-1843: final measurements, and the handover of the Survey to Waugh --
11. England 1843-1866: retirement, a late marriage, and recognition --
Pt. II. The Park Estate and family matters --
12. The Park Estate --
13. Family memories from Sir George's niece, Mary Boole --
14. Relatives and friends --
15. Chronology --
Pt. III. The measuring and naming of Mount Everest --
16. The mountain: measuring its height --
17. The mountain: the issues of its name --
App. 1. Instrumentation used in the Survey of India --
App. 2. Instrument makers --
App. 3. An atlas of India --
App. 4. Everest's role in administration --
App. 5. The figure of the Earth and geodesy.
Responsibility: J.R. Smith.

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