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The Map That Changed the World: William Smith and the Birth of Modern Geology

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  • The Map That Changed the World: William Smith and the Birth of Modern Geology (Harper Perennial) – Trade paperback (2002)
    by Simon Winchester

    The Map That Changed the World: William Smith and the Birth of Modern Geology

    Trade paperback, Harper Perennial
    2002
    English
    352 pages

    ISBN: 0060931809
    ISBN-13: 9780060931803

    Winchester tells the fascinating story of an Oxfordshire blacksmith's orphaned son who discovered an unmistakable pattern in the rocks. From this, William Smith developed the first true geographical map following fossils and rock patterns, earning him a place in history as the father of modern geology. Line drawings. Maps throughout, 2 in color.

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