HIGH, WIDE AND DEEP by John J. Flaherty


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This time writing about the U. S. Coast and Geodetic survey, Mr. Floherty has come forth with some pretty interesting and exciting accounts of the history, techniques and adventures of our sea and land measuring men. In conversations, in actual sea and land trips, the author tells for instance, of the founding of the Survey by the Swiss, Ferdinand Hassler, during Jefferson's presidency, the hazards of hydrographic surveying, and many anecdotes filled with adventure and the romance of science. Scientific phenomena- the compass, the sounding process, testing equipment, are especially well explained -- and casually, so that the reader is drawn into the explanations as part of the stories. Excellent technical and vocational material plus good, sheer excitement.

Pub Date: April 16th, 1952
Publisher: Lippincott