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Author Chura, Patrick, 1964-
Title Thoreau the land surveyor / Patrick Chura.
Imprint Gainesville, FL : University Press of Florida, [2010]

Author Chura, Patrick, 1964-
Subject Thoreau, Henry David, 1817-1862 -- Knowledge -- Surveying.
Authors, American -- 19th century -- Biography.
Surveyors -- United States -- Biography.
Surveying -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Description 1 online resource (xvi, 212 pages) : illustrations, map
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-204) and index.
Contents The surveyor and the state -- Material to mythology -- Walden, Cape Cod, and the duty of the coast survey -- The skillful engineer -- Serving Admetus -- The science of the field notes -- The Concord surveyor and the Kansas surveyor -- "I am a surveyor."
Summary Placing Thoreau's surveying in historical context, the author explains the cultural and ideological implications of surveying work in the mid-19th century. He the ways that Thoreau's environmentalist disposition and philosophical convictions asserted themselves even as he reduced the land to measurable terms and acted as an agent for bringing it under proprietary control.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780813043500 (electronic bk.)
0813043506 (electronic bk.)
9780813038278 (ebook)
0813038278 (ebook)
OCLC # 811563584
Additional Format Print version: Chura, Patrick, 1964- Thoreau the land surveyor. Gainesville, FL : University Press of Florida, ©2010 9780813034935 (DLC) 2010007782 (OCoLC)544474623

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