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The Coast Mappers

Morrison, Taylor (Book - 2004)
The Coast Mappers
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Chronicles the difficulties encountered by George Davidson and others as they attempted to create nautical charts to complete the U.S. Coast Survey of the West Coast in the mid-nineteenth century.
Authors: Morrison, Taylor
Title: The coast mappers
Publisher: New York : Houghton Mifflin Co., c2004
Characteristics: 45 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm
Summary: Chronicles the difficulties encountered by George Davidson and others as they attempted to create nautical charts to complete the U.S. Coast Survey of the West Coast in the mid-nineteenth century.
ISBN: 9780618254088
0618254080
Branch Call Number: GA408.5.P33 M67 2004
Statement of Responsibility: Taylor Morrison
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references
Subject Headings: Pacific Coast (U.S.) Juvenile maps Pacific Coast (U.S.) Maps Surveying Pacific Coast (U.S.) Juvenile literature Cartography Pacific Coast (U.S.) Juvenile literature Surveying Pacific Coast (U.S.) History 19th century Cartography Pacific Coast (U.S.) History 19th century United States Coast Survey. Juvenile literature Davidson, George, 1825-1911 Juvenile literature Davidson, George, 1825-1911
Topical Term: Surveying
Cartography
Surveying
Cartography
LCCN: 2003013534
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When the Gold Rush brought ships from all over the world to California, it became very important to have accurate maps of the coastline to guide the sailors. This meant hiking miles of coastline, taking precise measurements and making careful observations, all under primitive conditions. George Davidson, one of the men hired to do the job, was told he would be out west for 1 year, but it was five before he returned to visit his family—and he spent nearly 40 years more mapping the coast.

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