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Foreign surveyors are also included in this page.  These books make for some very interesting and introspective reading for the surveyor.  Click on a title below for more information, including price and availability.

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Featured Titles:


Benjamin Banneker: Surveyor, Astronomer, Publisher, Patriot

Surveying and Mapping in Colonial Sri Lanka (1800-1900) Surveying Central British Columbia: A Photo Journal of Frank Swannell, 1920-1928
by Charles A. Cerami, Robert M. Silverstein by Ian J. Barrow by Jay Sherwood
288 pages, 1st edition (January 4, 2002) 232 pages, 1st edition
(March 15, 2008)
192 pages, 1st edition
(March 2008)
Down the Great Unknown: John Wesley Powell's 1869 Journey of Discovery and Tragedy Through the Grand Canyon Boundary Markers: Land Surveying and the Colonisation of New Zealand Public Lands and Political Meaning: Ranchers, the Government, and the Property Between Them
by Edward Dolnick by Giselle Byrnes by Karen R. Merrill
October, 2001 April, 2002 June, 2002
Surveying The North Exploration of the Colorado River and Its Canyons A River Running West: The Life of John Wesley Powell
by Jay Sherwood by John Wesley Powell by Donald Worster
July, 2005 June, 2003 October, 2000
Lay of the Land: The History of Land Surveying in San Diego County Surveying the Interior: Literary Cartographers and the Sense of Place Beyond the Hundredth Meridian: John Wesley Powell and the Second Opening of the West
by Michael J. Pallamary by Rick van Noy by Wallace Stegner
408 pages
(November, 2003)
248 pages
(October, 2003)
496 pages
(March, 1992)
The Coast Mappers Kahana: How the Land Was Lost Archaeological Survey
by Taylor Morrison by Robert H. Stauffer by James M. Collins and Brian Leigh Molyneaux
48 pages
256 pages, (October, 2003) 200 pages
(June, 2003)
The Measure of All Things: The Seven-Year Odyssey and Hidden Error That Transformed the World The Pigeons and the Witch Doctor:  Adventures of a Modern Mapmaker Measuring America: How an Untamed Wilderness Shaped the United States and Fulfilled the Promise of Democracy
by Ken Alder by Heng Thung by Andro Linklater
416 pages (October 2002) 224 pages
(August 2003)
288 pages (November 2002)




Surveying Instruments of Greece and Rome

Drawing the Line : How Mason and Dixon Surveyed the Most Famous Border in America

Thomas Moran and the Surveying of the American West

by Michael Jonathan Taunton Lewis

by Edwin Danson

by Joni Louise Kinsey

(April 2001)

240 pages, (December 2000)

247 pages, (June 1992)




Andrew Ellicott : His Life and Letters

Masters of All They Surveyed :Exploration, Geography, and a British El Dorado

The Sea Island Mathematical Manual :Surveying and Mathematics in Ancient China

by Catharine Van Cortlandt Mathews & Pat Hutchison Roberts

by D. Graham Burnett

by Frank J. Swetz

196 pages (June 1997)

298 pages (September 2000)

73 pages (August 1992)




The Texas Red River Country : The Official Surveys of the Headwaters, 1876

Surveying Services in Australia

Surveying the Land: Skills and Exercises in Us Historical Geography

by T. Lindsay Baker (Editor), Dan L. Flores

by IBISWorld

by Robert B. Grant

256 pages (July 1998)

Study Gd edition Vol 1 (June 1991)



Surveying the Land: Skills and Exercises in Us Historical Geography from 1865

Surveying the Record : North American Scientific Exploration to 1930 (Memoirs of the American Philosophical Society, Vol 231)

A Treatise on Land Surveying: Comprising the Theory Developed from Five Elementary Principles; and the Practice with the Chain Alone, the Compass, the Transit, the Theodolite, the Plane table, (1868)

by Robert B. Grant

by Edward C. Carter II


2nd Sg edition (June 1991)

(July 1999)





Land Is the Cry! : Warren Angus Ferris, Pioneer Texas Surveyor and Founder of Dallas County

Surveyor : A Novel

Tadataka Ino, the Japanese Land-Surveyor


by Susanne Starling

by G. W. Hawkes

by Ryokichi Otani

238 pages (January 1998)

250 pages (July 1998)

358 pages (November 2001)


Other Available Titles:

The Adventures of a Land Surveyor
by C. Eugene Bradley (November 2007)

Billy Bardin and the Witness Tree
by Mary E. Penson (April, 2004)

Boundary Markers: Land Surveying and the Colonization of New Zealand
by Giselle Byrnes, 176 pages (April 2, 2002)

La Gran Línea: Mapping the United States - Mexico Boundary, 1849-1857
by Paula Rebert, 280 pages (April 15, 2001)

Surveying the Mahele : Mapping the Hawaiian Land Revolution
by Riley Moore Moffat, Gary L. Fitzpatrick, (June 1995)

A History of the Boundaries of Nebraska & Indian-Surveyor Stories
by Rollin C. Curd (September 1999)

The Road to Santa Fe : The Journal and Diaries of George Champlin Sibley
by George Champlin Sibley and Kate L. Gregg, 280 pages 2nd paperback edition (April 1995)

Mexico and the Survey of Public Lands : The Management of Modernization 1876-1911
by Robert H. Holden, (April 1994)

Thomas Holme : 1624-1695 : Surveyor General of Pennsylvania
by Irma Corcoran (August 1992)

Colvin in the Adirondacks : A Chronology and Index : Research Source for Colvin's Published and Unpublished Works
by Francis B. Rosevear and Barbara McMartin, (January 1992)

Ancient Maya City of Sayil : The Mapping of a Puuc Region Center
by Jeremy A. Sabloff and Gair Tourtellot, (November 1991)

On the Adirondack Survey With Verplanck Colvin : The Diaries of Percy Reese Morgan
by Percy Reese Morgan and Norman J. Van Valkenburgh, 1st Ed. edition (July 1991)

Chinese Scientific Terms of Surveying and Mapping
(October 1990)

Surveying and Charting of the Seas
by W. Langeraar, 612 pages (January 1, 1984)

Texas Was His Land : Willis Day Twichell : Pioneer Surveyor
by Fred M. Truett (September 1982)

George Gauld : Surveyor and Cartographer of the Gulf Coast
by John D Ware (July 1982)

Illustrated Price Guide to Antique Surveying Instruments and Books
by Francois D. Uzes, 69 pages (July 1, 1980)

Narrative of the Surveying Voyages of His Majesty's Ships Adventure and Beagle
by Robert Fitz-Roy, reprint edition (June 1978)

The Making of a Land Surveyor
by Michael Schmitz Second edition (June 1978)

Aerial Photography, Mapping, Surveying Services in Indonesia
by IBISWorld

The Story of Land: A World History of Land Tenure and Agrarian Reform
by John P. Powelson, 1989





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