The map that changed the world : William Smith and the birth of modern geology (Book, 2002) [WorldCat.org]
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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
Biography
Biografía
Named Person: William Smith; William Smith
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Winchester; Soun Vannithone
ISBN: 0060931809 9780060931803
OCLC Number: 970515144
Notes: Publicado originalmente: 2001.
Description: xix, 329 p., [2] p. of plates : il., maps ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Simon Winchester ; [illustrations by Soun Vannithone].

Abstract:

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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