The Map That Changed the World: The Tale of William Smith & the Birth of a Science
Simon Winchester tells the fascinating story of an Oxfordshire blacksmith's orphaned son who discovered an unmistakable pattern in the rocks of the British Isles. 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
The Map That Changed the World is a very human tale of endurance and achievement, of one man's dedication in the face of ruin. With a keen eye and thoughtful detail, Simon Winchester unfolds the poignant sacrifice behind this world-changing discovery.
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