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The Map That Changed the World

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The first geological map was made by an Oxfordshire farmer's son called William Smith. His life was beset with troubles: his work was plagiarized, he was imprisoned for debt, his wife went insane and the scientific establishment shunned him. This is the tale of his life and work in modern geology.
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The first geological map was made by an Oxfordshire farmer's son called William Smith. His life was beset with troubles: his work was plagiarized, he was imprisoned for debt, his wife went insane and the scientific establishment shunned him. This is the tale of his life and work in modern geology.*Marks on front and back cover*

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Author Simon Winchester
Publisher Penguin UK
Place London
Year 2002
ISBN 9780140280395
Binding Paperback
Condition Good
Comments Marks on front and back cover

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