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The Great ARC: The Dramatic Tale of How India Was Mapped and Everest Was Named

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The Great Arc: The Dramatic Tale of How India Was Mapped and Everest Was Named - Keay, John
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A vivid description of one of the most ambitious scientific projects undertaken in the 19th century, and the men who undertook the measurement of the Himalayas and the mapping of the Indian subcontinent: William Lambton and George Everest. The graphic story of the measurement of a meridian, or longitudinal, arc extending from the tip of the Indian subcontinent to the mountains of the Himalayas. Much the longest such measurement hitherto made, it posed horrendous technical difficulties, made impossible physical demands on ...

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The Great Arc: The Dramatic Tale of How India Was Mapped and Everest Was Named 2012, HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780007481170

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The Great Arc: The Dramatic Tale of How India Was Mapped and Everest Was Named 2001, HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780006531234

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The Great ARC: The Dramatic Tale of How India Was Mapped and Everest Was Named 2001, Harper Perennial

ISBN-13: 9780060932954

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The Great ARC: The Dramatic Tale of How India Was Mapped and Everest Was Named 2000, HarperCollins Publishers

ISBN-13: 9780060195182

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The Great Arc: The Dramatic Tale of How India was Mapped and Everest was Named 2000, HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780002570626

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