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Lasting Impressions Book by Rhonda Rushing - A  Glimpse into the Legacy of Surveying

Lasting Impressions - A Glimpse into the Legacy of Surveying

"Lasting Impressions looks at the importance of surveying, and the monuments that perpetuate its findings, in almost a storybook manner, demonstrating their personal impact on people's lives. I believe readers who are not surveyors will enjoy the book as much as will surveyors themselves."

Curt Sumner, LS, Executive Director, American Congress on Surveying and Mapping

View sample pages from Lasting Impressions below:

The Trade of Presidents - pgs 2-9

Mt. McKinley - pgs 160 - 169

With sumptuous photography and original writing in many voices, Lasting Impressions appeals to all who cherish our American history and geography. The book is filled with compelling human-interest stories of adventure and discovery, beauty and order, hardship and determination, and politics and law.

Bringing together firsthand stories from around the United States and beyond, Lasting Impressions gives a glimpse into the legacy of land surveying from a whole new perspective, through the eyes of secret admirers of monuments that have stood the test of time. From the summit of Mount McKinley to the depths of the Mammoth Cave System, these witnesses to history have held their posts silently, until now.

Lasting Impressions is a visually stunning compilation of fascinating stories and photos from surveyors, engineers, geocachers, history buffs and enthusiasts from across the country.

The 192-page full-color, hardcover book is a fresh way to look at the history of America. This book embraces the adventures and challenges of the surveying profession, past and present. Lasting Impressions is a treasure to own and a great gift for all who appreciate our heritage.