The Great Arc: The Dramatic Tale of how India was Mapped and Everest was Named
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.
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Review: The Great Arc: The Dramatic Tale of How India Was Mapped and Everest Was NamedUser Review - Tim Poston - Goodreads
So much is fine about this book (like anything Keay writes), it would take longer to describe well than to read it. But I want to remark on a fragment about one minor character in the story: "Colonel ... Read full review
Review: The Great Arc: The Dramatic Tale of How India Was Mapped and Everest Was NamedUser Review - Abhineet - Goodreads
I don't know if knowing more about Lambton would change anything in my aspiring to live like him. Read full review