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The map that changed the world : [William Smith and the birth of modern geology]

Author: Simon Winchester
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1793, William Smith, the orphan son of a village blacksmith, made a startling discovery that was to turn the science of geology on its head. While surverying the route for a canal near Bath, he noticed that the fossils found in one layer of the rocks he was excavating were very different from those found in another. And out of that realization came an epiphany: that by following these fossils one could trace  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Biography
History
Named Person: William Smith; William Smith
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Winchester
ISBN: 0694525219 9780694525218
OCLC Number: 47782137
Notes: Unabridged.
Credits: Produced and directed by Rick Harris.
Performer(s): Read by the author, Simon Winchester.
Description: 9 sound discs (10 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Responsibility: by Simon Winchester ; read by the author.

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In 1793, William Smith, the orphan son of a village blacksmith, made a startling discovery that was to turn the science of geology on its head. While surverying the route for a canal near Bath, he noticed that the fossils found in one layer of the rocks he was excavating were very different from those found in another. And out of that realization came an epiphany: that by following these fossils one could trace layers of rocks as they dipped, rose and fell across the world. This is the story of his life and the history of geology.--

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