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Drawing the Line


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Prologue. In the Reign of George the Third. The Fortieth Degree. The Great Chancery Suit. La Figure de la Terre. The Transit of Venus. Mr. Bird's Contrivances. "Persons Intirely Accomplished". The Southernmost Point of the City. Fifteen Statute Miles, Horizontal. The Tail of Ursae Minoris. Fine Sport for the Boys. "From the Post Mark'd West". The Pencil of Time. "King of the Tuscarawa". From Hence: to the Summit. At a Council of the Royal Society. Vibration of the Pendulum. Not One Step Further. A Degree of Latitude. The Last Transit. Legacy. Appendix. Bibliography. Index.

About the Author

EDWIN DANSON is a geodetic surveyor with some 35 years of experience working on assignments in many countries, including the United States. He is a Chartered Surveyor of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors. He has made many contributions to professional journals and books and is a prominent authority in his field. He lives near London, England.


"...thoroughly researched... a good story shines through..."(Sunday Times - Book of the Week, 18th March 2001)

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