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The Great Arc by John Keay
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Jun 12, 2011

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The story of how India was mapped, through a series of triangles, by using the basic fundamentals of trigonometry, under the leadership of William Lambton and his successor after whom the tallest peak in the world was named - George Everest. Somehow, my respect for topo sheets just went up a few notches after reading this book!
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