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Smith, William 1769-1839

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Works: 177 works in 392 publications in 4 languages and 5,873 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Maps  History  Geological maps 
Roles: Author, Honoree, Other, Dedicator, Cartographer, Publisher
Classifications: QE22.S6, 551.700924
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A memoir to the map and delineation of the strata of England and Wales with part of Scotland by William Smith( Book )
9 editions published between 1815 and 2015 in English and held by 49 libraries worldwide
"This is a reproduction of William Smith's famous Memoir that accompanies the 1815 geological map of 'England and Wales with a part of Scotland' (series 53, issued between 2nd November 1815 and 17th December 1815). Published by the British Geological Survey from an original held in its library."--Back cover
Stratigraphical system of organized fossils by William Smith( Book )
19 editions published between 1817 and 2015 in English and held by 45 libraries worldwide
William Smith (1768–1839) was a civil engineer and canal surveyor known as the 'Father of Geology' who developed and pioneered the concept of stratigraphy. Through his work with canal building Smith become familiar with many different types of rock throughout Britain. He realized that fossils were specific to a certain strata of rock and that rock strata could be identified and correlated by the fossils they contained. Smith used this knowledge to publish the renowned first geological map of Britain in 1815. This volume, first published in 1817, contains Smith's catalogue of his fossil collection for the British Museum. Smith catalogues the fossils according to the rock strata and location in which they were found, together with a brief description of the fossil. This volume was the first published example of rock strata used as a cataloguing principle which demonstrated the practical nature of Smith's system of stratigraphy
Strata identified by organized fossils : containing prints on colored paper of the most characteristic specimens in each stratum by William Smith( Book )
9 editions published in 1816 in English and held by 37 libraries worldwide
Observations on the recent adjudication of the Wollaston Medal to Mr. William Smith for his geological discoveries ( Book )
2 editions published in 1831 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
A new geological map of England and Wales : with the inland navigations ; exhibiting the districts of coal and other sites of mineral tonnage by William Smith( Map )
5 editions published between 1824 and 2004 in English and held by 19 libraries worldwide
Geological map of Oxfordshire by William Smith( Map )
4 editions published between 1820 and 1993 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
William Smith y sus trabajos de geologia estratigraf́ia by Angel V Borrello( Book )
2 editions published in 1950 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 13 libraries worldwide
Geological map of Durham by William Smith( Map )
5 editions published between 1824 and 1993 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Geological map of Berkshire by William Smith( Map )
2 editions published between 1819 and 1993 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Geological map of Gloucestershire by William Smith( Map )
4 editions published between 1819 and 1974 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
William Smith: father of English geology, 1769-1839; a brief memoir of his work in the Bath District by Rosemary Pickford( Book )
1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Smith, W. 1769-1839
Smith, W. (William), 1769-1839
Smith, William 1769-1839
Strata Smith 1769-1839
Uilyam Smit
Vilijam Smit
William Smith Brits geoloog
William Smith englischer Ingenieur und Geologe
William Smith geologo inglese
William Smith géologue britannique
Вилијам Смит
Вільям Сміт
Смит, Уильям
Уилям Смит
Ուիլյամ Սմիթ
ויליאם סמית
ويليام سميث
ویلیام اسمیت
უილიამ სმითი
უილიამ სმითი ინგლისელი გეოლოგი და გეოდეზისტი
윌리엄 스미스
ウィリアム・スミス
スミス, ウイリアム
威廉·史密斯
Languages
English (196)
Japanese (2)
Spanish (1)
Chinese (1)
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