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The map that changed the world : the tale of William Smith and the birth of a science.

Author: Simon Winchester
Publisher: London : Penguin, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Hidden behind velvet curtains above a stairway in a house in London's Piccadilly is an enormous and beautiful hand-coloured map - the first geological map of anywhere in the world. Its maker was a  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: William Smith
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Winchester
ISBN: 0670884073 9780670884070 0140280391 9780140280395
OCLC Number: 830609573
Notes: Viking.
Description: xiv, 338 pages : illustrations, maps

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