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

Author: Simon Winchester; Soun Vannithone
Publisher: New York, NY : Perennial, 2002, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Perennial edView all editions and formats
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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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Genre/Form: Biographies
History
Biographie
Biography
Named Person: William Smith; Smith, <Architekt>; William Smith
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Winchester; Soun Vannithone
ISBN: 0060931809 9780060931803 0006394221 9780006394228 0060193611 9780060193614
OCLC Number: 50427935
Notes: Originally published: 2001.
Description: xix, 329 pages, 2 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. Escape on the Northbound Stage --
2. Land Awakening from Sleep --
3. Mystery of the Chedworth Bun --
4. Duke and the Baronet's Widow --
5. Light in the Underworld --
6. Slicing of Somerset --
7. View from York Minster --
8. Notes from the Swan --
9. Dictator in the Drawing Room --
10. Great Map Conceived --
11. Jurassic Interlude --
12. Map That Changed in World --
13. Ungentlemanly Act --
14. Sale of the Century --
15. Wrath of Leviathan --
16. Lost and Found Man --
17. All Honor to the Doctor.
Responsibility: Simon Winchester ; [illustrations by Soun Vannithone].

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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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