Manning, Thomas G.
Title U.S. COAST SURVEY VS. NAVAL HYDROGRAPHIC OFFICE: A 19th-Century Rivalry in Science and Politics
Book Condition Fine in light blue cloth, lettered in darker blue to the spine; in a fine, illustrated dust jacket. 202 pages, notes, essay on sources, and an index.
Edition First edition. A volume in the History of American Science and Technology series.
Publisher Tuscaloosa and London: The University of Alabama Press, (1988).
0817303901 / 9780817303907
Seller ID 33314.00
A study of the rivalry between the civilian Coast Survey and the military Hydrographic Office during the years following the Civil War, which become a contest between quality science and research and political powers and governmental favor.
American History. Naval History. Politics.