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Who created it? Linklater, Andro.
What's it called? Measuring America [electronic resource] : how an untamed wilderness shaped the United States and fulfilled the promise of democracy / Andro Linklater.
Who published it? [United States] : Tantor Audio : Made available through hoopla, 2003.
Edition info! Unabridged.
Book Cover
What's it like? 1 online resource (1 audio file (11hr., 33 min.)) : digital.
Performers! Read by Alan Sklar.
What's it about? "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 ReviewHow 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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Special stuff to know! Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Helpful subjects! National characteristics, American -- Sound recordings.
Public lands -- United States -- History -- Sound recordings.
Frontier and pioneer life -- United States -- Sound recordings.
Ohio River Valley -- Geography -- Sound recordings.
Ohio River Valley -- Surveys -- History -- Sound recordings.
Surveying -- United States -- History -- Sound recordings.
Surveyors -- United States -- History -- Sound recordings.
United States -- Geography -- Sound recordings.
United States -- Surveys -- History -- Sound recordings.
United States -- Territorial expansion -- Sound recordings.
More people who helped! Sklar, Alan. Narrator.
hoopla digital.
Special numbers! 9781400120901 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
140012090X (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Special numbers! MWT10757158
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