Surveying in Early America: The Point of Beginning, An Illustrated History, by Dan Patterson and Clinton Terry. Cincinnati: University of Cincinnati Press, 2021; 155 pages, $34.94.
Human understanding of basic surveying techniques dates back at least to ancient Egypt, and such techniques are evident in large early structures of civilizations on every continent. Surveying in Early America looks at the practice and effects of surveying in Colonial America and the early years of the newly independent United States of America, with a focus squarely on the 18th century.
In its 150-plus pages, the book packs in plenty of rich detail
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