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Home is everywhere : the unbelievably true story of one man's journey to map America

Author: Charles L Novak
Publisher: Austin ; New York : Disruption Books, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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As a young man living in rural Kansas in the 1940s, Charles Novak took a job with the federal government--not because he liked the work, but because he heard it paid well. That job shaped his life in ways he could never have imagined. As a surveyor for the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey, Charles was tasked with measuring the unmapped American landscape. Over the years, this would take him from being eaten up by  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Surveys
Named Person: Charles L Novak
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles L Novak
ISBN: 1633310329 9781633310322
OCLC Number: 1082877677
Description: 163 mpages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Charles L. Novak.

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As a young man living in rural Kansas in the 1940s, Charles Novak took a job with the federal government--not because he liked the work, but because he heard it paid well. That job shaped his life in ways he could never have imagined. As a surveyor for the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey, Charles was tasked with measuring the unmapped American landscape. Over the years, this would take him from being eaten up by mosquitos in Alaska, to eating steak and lobster on oil rigs in Louisiana. His career became even more adventurous when his family hit the road with him, making their home in a caravan of trailers as the survey team traversed the nation. The measurements taken by Charles and the survey team eventually would go on to help build today's GPS technology.

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"A concise account of a tumultuous American journey that offers some intriguing insights for history lovers." Kirkus Reviews

 
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