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

@inproceedings{Winchester2001TheMT,
  title={The Map That Changed the World: William Smith and the Birth of Modern Geology},
  author={S. Winchester},
  year={2001}
}
From the author of the bestselling The Professor and the Madman comes the fascinating story of William Smith, the orphaned son of an English country blacksmith, who became obsessed with creating the world's first geological map and ultimately became the father of modern geology.In 1793 William Smith, a canal digger, made a startling discovery that was to turn the fledgling science of the history of the earth -- and a central plank of established Christian religion -- on its head. He noticed… Expand
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