The Map That Changed the World: A Tale of Rocks, Ruin and Redemption (Paperback)
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The Map That Changed the World: A Tale of Rocks, Ruin and Redemption (Paperback)

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Paperback 352 Pages / Published: 04/07/2002
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Following the hugely successful hardback, this extraordinary tale of the father of modern geology looks set to be the non fiction paperback for 2002. Hidden behind velvet curtains above a stairway in a house in London's Piccadilly is an enormous and beautiful hand-coloured map - the first geological map of anywhere in the world. Its maker was a farmer's son named William Smith. Born in 1769 his life was beset by troubles: he was imprisoned for debt, turned out of his home, his work was plagiarised, his wife went insane and the scientific establishment shunned him. It was not until 1829, when a Yorkshire aristocrat recognised his genius, that he was returned to London in triumph: The Map That Changed the World is his story.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780140280395
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 245 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 21 mm

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“The Map That Changed the World”

This is a brilliantly readable account of the life of William Smith and how his efforts helped in the establishment of one of the most all encompassing sciences, Geology. As a result of his efforts mines were opened,... More

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