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

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Innbinding: Heftet
Utgivelsesår: 2016
Antall sider: 280
Forlag: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN/EAN: 9781119141808
Kategori: Teknologi, transport og landbruk og Biografier og memoarer
Omtale: Drawing the Line: How Mason and Dixon Surveyed the Most Famous Border in America
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. * Features numerous updates and revisions reflecting new information that has come to light on surveyors Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon * Reveals the true origin of the survey s starting point and the actual location of the surveyors observatory in Embreeville * Offers expanded information on Mason and Dixon s transit of Venus adventures, which would be an important influence on their future work, and on Mason s final years pursuing a share of the fabulous Longitude prize, and his death in Philadelphia * Includes a new, more comprehensive appendix describing the surveying methods utilized to establish the Mason-Dixon Line

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