The Map That Changed The World: William Smith And The Birth Of Modern Geology

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The Map That Changed the World: William Smith and the Birth of Modern Geology

In 1793, a canal digger named William Smith made a startling discovery. He found that by tracing the placement of fossils, which he uncovered in his excavations, one could follow layers of rocks as they dipped and rose and fell—clear across England and, indeed, clear across the world—making it possible, for the first time ever, to draw a chart of the hidden underside of the earth. Smith spent twenty-two years piecing together the fragments of this unseen universe to create an epochal and remarkably beautiful hand-painted map. But instead of receiving accolades and honors, he ended up in debtors' prison, the victim of plagiarism, and virtually homeless for ten years more.

Specifications of The Map That Changed the World: William Smith and the Birth of Modern Geology

GENERAL
AuthorSimon Winchester
BindingPaperback
LanguageEnglish
Edition1 Reprint
ISBN-100061767905
ISBN-139780061767906
PublisherHarper Perennial
Number Of Pages368
Publication Date2009-04-28
DIMENSIONS
Height8 inch.
Length5.31 inch.
Width0.83 inch.
Weight0.6 pounds.

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