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    Re: Looking for a book title
    From: RS Peterson
    Date: 2003 Sep 24, 18:13 -0500

    Also try "Measuring America: How an Untamed Wilderness Shaped the United
    States and Fulfilled the Promise of Democracy" by Andro Linklater.  Just the
    kind that CelNav geeky types like us eat with a spoon.  Followed by "Drawing
    the Line: How Mason and Dixon Surveyed the Most Famous Border in America" by
    Edwin Danson.
    On Wednesday 24 September 2003 01:22 pm, Vic Fraenckel wrote:
    > I saw a book for sale in our local Barnes and Noble that I should have
    > bought. Now I cannot remember the title. Perhaps someone on this list could
    > help. The book was a NEW title concerning the French expeditions that were
    > sent out back in the 18th century to measure the latitude arc lengths in
    > the artic and tropics to support the definition of the meter.
    Robert S. Peterson
    31 N Alfred, Elgin IL  60123  USA
    Compass Adjusting for Lake Michigan navigators since 1985
    Physics {at} Bartlett HS
    e-mail: rpeterson(at)enc.k12.il.us

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