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Edwin Danson

Drawing the Line: How Mason and Dixon Surveyed the Most Famous Border in America

€ 73.65


The second edition of Drawing the Line: How Mason and Dixon Surveyed the Most Famous Border in America updates Edwin Danson s definitive history of the creation of the Mason - Dixon Line to reflect new research and archival documents that have come to light in recent years.



Taal / Language : English

Inhoudsopgave:

List of Figures

Acknowledgments

Introduction to the Second Edition I

Chapter One: In the Reign of George the Third 1

Chapter Two: The Fortieth Degree 6

Chapter Three: Kings and Queens 17

Chapter Four: Entirely At A Stand 25

Chapter Five: Curious Knowing People 42

Chapter Six: The Transit of Venus 61

Chapter Seven: Mr. Bird s Contrivances 80

Chapter Eight: Persons Intirely Accomplished 88

Chapter Nine: The Southernmost Point of the City 101

Chapter Ten: 15 Statute Miles, Horizontal 125

Chapter Eleven: The Tail of Ursae Minoris 138

Chapter Twelve:  Fine Sport for the Boys 148

Chapter Thirteen: From the Post Mark d West 158

Chapter Fourteen: The Pencil of Time 170

Chapter Fifteen: King of the Tuscarawa 183

Chapter Sixteen: From Hence; to the Summit 196

Chapter Seventeen: At A Council of the Royal Society 210

Chapter Eighteen: Vibration of the Pendulum 220

Chapter Nineteen: Not One Step Further 233

Chapter Twenty: 1768 - A Degree of Latitude 250

Chapter Twenty-One: The Last Transit 260

Chapter Twenty-Two: A Very Helpless Condition 267

Chapter Twenty-Three: Finishing the Job 284

Appendix 295

Astronomy 295

Longitude, Latitude and the shape of Earth 297

Surveying methods 299

Degrees of Latitude - a short history 307

The Mystery of the Mason-Dixon Mile 311

Bibliography

Index

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Hardback
288 pagina's
Januari 2016
John Wiley & Sons gb

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