The Map That Changed the World
William Smith and the Birth of Modern GeologyLarge Print - 2001
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. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.