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    Description"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 OS 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 from its inception in 1791, right through to the OS MasterMap of the present day: a vast digital database. 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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    Map of a Nation
    A Biography of the Ordnance Survey
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Rachel Hewitt
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 404
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 43 mm
    Weight: 885 g
    ISBN 13: 9781847080981
    ISBN 10: 1847080987

    BIC E4L: GEO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S8.0
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBK
    BIC subject category V2: HBT
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: SE
    BIC subject category V2: RGV
    BISAC V2.8: SCI030000
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBK
    DC22: 526.0941
    LC subject heading:
    DC23: 526.0941
    Thema V1.0: NHT, RGV
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    Publication date
    07 October 2010
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    Author Information
    Rachel Hewitt competed her doctoral thesis on the subject at the university of London in 2008, and is currently a Research Fellow at Queen Mary and Westfield.