We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
 >   > 
Measuring America | [Andro Linklater]

Measuring America

How we ultimately gained the American Customary System, the last traditional system in the world, and how Gunter's chain indelibly imprinted its dimensions on the land, on cities, and on our culture from coast to coast is both an exciting human and intellectual drama and one of the great untold stories in American history. Sagely argued and beautifully written, Measuring America offers readers nothing less than the opportunity to see America's history, and our democracy, in a brilliant new light.
Regular Price:$27.99
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Publisher's Summary

How we ultimately gained the American Customary System, the last traditional system in the world, and how Gunter's chain indelibly imprinted its dimensions on the land, on cities, and on our culture from coast to coast is both an exciting human and intellectual drama and one of the great untold stories in American history. Sagely argued and beautifully written, Measuring America offers readers nothing less than the opportunity to see America's history, and our democracy, in a brilliant new light.

©2002 Andro Linklater; (P)2003 Tantor Media, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"This expertly written and eminently enjoyable chronicle is highly recommended." (Library Journal)
"Make room on the library shelf for the never-before-told saga of the survey that converted the vast wilderness west of the Ohio River into a commodity marked out for government sale." (Booklist)

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

3.8 (33 )
5 star
 (10)
4 star
 (8)
3 star
 (13)
2 star
 (2)
1 star
 (0)
Overall
4.0 (7 )
5 star
 (3)
4 star
 (2)
3 star
 (1)
2 star
 (1)
1 star
 (0)
Story
4.0 (6 )
5 star
 (2)
4 star
 (2)
3 star
 (2)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Howard Austin, TX, United States 01-05-05
    Howard Austin, TX, United States 01-05-05 Member Since 2003
    HELPFUL VOTES
    71
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    32
    11
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Measuring America"

    A fascinating listen for anyone of scientific bent who is curious about geography, weights and measures, and US history.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Scott Bentleyville, OH, United States 04-28-08
    Scott Bentleyville, OH, United States 04-28-08 Member Since 2007
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    7
    4
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Sleep Aid"

    Very Interesting subject. 5 hour book would have covered it. At 11 hours the subject gets too drawn out to maintain your interest.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Ross Madison, WI, USA 05-25-05
    Ross Madison, WI, USA 05-25-05
    HELPFUL VOTES
    10
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    8
    4
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Interesting Material, incredibly BORING"

    This book has fascinating material, however the author and narrator present the material in a horribly boring, uninteresting way. The book is basically lists of facts, and becomes difficult to follow after a while. I found my mind wandering off again and again, to the point where I had to continuously rewind in order understand the point he was making.

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 1-3 of 3 results

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

CANCEL

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.