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Map of a Nation: A Biography of the Ordnance Survey By Rachel Hewitt

Map of a Nation: A Biography of the Ordnance Survey
by Rachel Hewitt

The fascinating story of the creation of the Ordnance Survey map, told for the first time by a brilliant young historian.
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Map of a Nation: A Biography of the Ordnance Survey Summary


Map of a Nation tells the story of the creation of the Ordnance Survey map - the first complete, accurate, affordable map of the British Isles. The Ordnance Survey is a much beloved British institution, and Map of a Nation is, amazingly, the first popular history to tell the story of the map and the men who dreamt and delivered it. The Ordnance Survey's history is one of political revolutions, rebellions and regional unions that altered the shape and identity of the United Kingdom over the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. It's also a deliciously readable account of one of the great untold British adventure stories, featuring intrepid individuals lugging brass theodolites up mountains to make the country visible to itself for the first time.

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Sku
GOR003373223
Title
Map of a Nation: A Biography of the Ordnance Survey
Author
Condition
Very Good
Binding type
Paperback
Publisher
Granta Books
Year published
Number of pages
432
ISBN 10
1847082548
ISBN 13
9781847082541
Prizes
Short-listed for Galaxy National Book Awards: More4 Popular Non-Fiction Book of the Year 2011
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