George Everest

George Everest

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Colonel Sir George Everest 4 July 1790 - 1 December 1866 was a Welsh surveyor, geographer and Surveyor-General of India from 1830 to 1843. Sir George was largely responsible for completing the section of the Great Trigonometric Survey of India along the meridian arc from the south of India extending north to Nepal, a distance of approximately 2,400 kilometres (1,491 mi). The survey was started by William Lambton in 1806 and lasted several decades. In 1865, Mount Everest was named in his honour despite his objections. It was surveyed by his successor, Andrew Waugh. He was born in the Manor of Gwernvale at Crickhowell in Powys, in 1790.
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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 127g
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135930850
  • 9786135930856