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Author Winchester, Simon.
Title The map that changed the world : William Smith and the birth of modern geology / Simon Winchester ; [illustrations by Soun Vannithone].
Imprint New York, NY : Perennial, 2002.
©2001.
Edition First Perennial edition.

LOCATION CALL # STATUS MESSAGE
 MUSKINGUM STACKS  QE22.S6 W55 2002    AVAILABLE  
LOCATION CALL # STATUS MESSAGE
 MUSKINGUM STACKS  QE22.S6 W55 2002    AVAILABLE  
Author Winchester, Simon.
Subject Smith, William, 1769-1839.
Geology, Stratigraphic -- History.
Geologists -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Alt Name Vannithone, Soun.
Description xix, 329 pages, 2 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Edition First Perennial edition.
Note Originally published: 2001.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-316) and index.
Summary 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.
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.
ISBN 0060931809
9780060931803
0006394221 (pbk.)
9780006394228 (pbk.)
0060193611
9780060193614
OCLC # 50427935



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