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

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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 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 By (author) Rachel Hewitt
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Granta Books
Year Published 2011
Number of Pages 432
ISBN 10 1847082548
ISBN 13 9781847082541
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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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.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR003373223
Title Map of a Nation: A Biography of the Ordnance Survey
Author By (author) Rachel Hewitt
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Granta Books
Year Published 2011
Number of Pages 432
ISBN 10 1847082548
ISBN 13 9781847082541
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No