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Published: 15 December 2005

304 Pages | 60 halftones, maps & line illus.

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195181692

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Weighing the World

The Quest to Measure the Earth

Edwin Danson

Weighing the World is a revealing behind-the-scenes look at the scientific events leading to modern map making written by one of the world's master surveyor. Danson presents the stories of the scientists and scholars that had to scale the Andes, cut through tropical forests and how they handled the hardships they faced in the attempt to revolutionize our understanding of the planet.

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