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The Resource The measure of Manhattan : the tumultuous career and surprising legacy of John Randel Jr., cartographer, surveyor, inventor, Marguerite Holloway

The measure of Manhattan : the tumultuous career and surprising legacy of John Randel Jr., cartographer, surveyor, inventor, Marguerite Holloway

Label
The measure of Manhattan : the tumultuous career and surprising legacy of John Randel Jr., cartographer, surveyor, inventor
Title
The measure of Manhattan
Title remainder
the tumultuous career and surprising legacy of John Randel Jr., cartographer, surveyor, inventor
Statement of responsibility
Marguerite Holloway
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Profiles the life and engineering career and accomplishments of John Randel Jr., who recorded the contours of Manhattan down to the rocks on its shores, created surveying devices, designed an early elevated subway, and laid out a controversial alternative route for the Erie Canal, and also explores the science and symbolism of surveying, that led to a surprising number of modern technologies
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Holloway, Marguerite
Dewey number
  • 526.9092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
TA533.R37
LC item number
H65 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Randel, John
  • Randel, John
  • Surveying
  • City planning
  • Surveyors
  • Inventors
  • Cartographers
  • Manhattan (New York, N.Y.)
Label
The measure of Manhattan : the tumultuous career and surprising legacy of John Randel Jr., cartographer, surveyor, inventor, Marguerite Holloway
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-352) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Big Rock -- In Which Reuben Skye Rose-Redwood and J.R. Lemuel Morrison Set Out To Find the Imagined City -- In Which John Randel Jr. Affixes the City to the Island -- In Which Rose-Redwood Surveys the 1811 Grid and Morrison Surveys Today's -- In Which Randel Keeps Seeking the Most Eligible Routes -- In Which Mannahatta Lifts Off -- In Which Is Described "The Ingenuity of the New" -- Epilogue: Randel's Rock
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 372 pages
Isbn
9780393071252
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2012044735
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (FIPpSEB)NO071252
  • (FIPpSEB)NO071252
  • (OCoLC)783163517
Label
The measure of Manhattan : the tumultuous career and surprising legacy of John Randel Jr., cartographer, surveyor, inventor, Marguerite Holloway
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-352) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Big Rock -- In Which Reuben Skye Rose-Redwood and J.R. Lemuel Morrison Set Out To Find the Imagined City -- In Which John Randel Jr. Affixes the City to the Island -- In Which Rose-Redwood Surveys the 1811 Grid and Morrison Surveys Today's -- In Which Randel Keeps Seeking the Most Eligible Routes -- In Which Mannahatta Lifts Off -- In Which Is Described "The Ingenuity of the New" -- Epilogue: Randel's Rock
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 372 pages
Isbn
9780393071252
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2012044735
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (FIPpSEB)NO071252
  • (FIPpSEB)NO071252
  • (OCoLC)783163517

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