The Great ARC: The Dramatic Tale of How India Was Mapped and Everest Was Named

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Chronicles the nineteenth-century undertaking to accurately measure the earth's surface by following a meridian, or longitudinal arc, from the southern tip of India through the Himalayas, a harrowing journey that also culminated in the discovery of Mount Everest. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

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The Great Arc A vivid description of one of the most ambitious scientific projects undertaken in the 19th century, and the men who undertook the measurement of the Himalayas and the mapping of the Indian subcontinent: William Lambton and George Everest. Full description

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John Keay is an author and broadcaster specialising in Asian history and current affairs. His other books include (in addition to his HarperCollins backlist above): Into India, When Men and Mountains Meet, Eccentric Travellers and Explorers Extraordinary. He lives with his wife Julia in Argyll, Scotland.

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