The Map That Changed the World: William Smith and the Birth of Modern Geology (P.S.)

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9780061767906: The Map That Changed the World: William Smith and the Birth of Modern Geology (P.S.)

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"A compelling human story" -- Boston Sunday Herald

"Well-researched narrative" -- BusinessWeek

"Winchester has once again captured the essence of persistence against odds resulting in achievement."--Library Journal (starred review)

"Smith's life provides a terrific plot to frame his contribution to science. Winchester's wonderful account does credit to it."--Publishers Weekly (*Starred Review*)

"Winchester brings Smith's struggle to life in clear and beautiful language."--New York Times Book Review

"A compelling human story"--Boston Sunday Herald

"Well-researched narrative"--BusinessWeek

"Smith's unsung life provides the perfect backdrop for yet another entertaining intellectual history."--Denver Post

"Winchester masterfully weaves a compelling history."--Newsday

Winchester masterfully weaves a compelling history. --Newsday"

Smith s unsung life provides the perfect backdrop for yet another entertaining intellectual history. --Denver Post"

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In 1793, a canal digger named William Smith made a startling discovery. He found that by tracing the placement of fossils, which he uncovered in his excavations, one could follow layers of rocks as they dipped and rose and fell--clear across England and, indeed, clear across the world--making it possible, for the first time ever, to draw a chart of the hidden underside of the earth. Smith spent twenty-two years piecing together the fragments of this unseen universe to create an epochal and remarkably beautiful hand-painted map. But instead of receiving accolades and honors, he ended up in debtors' prison, the victim of plagiarism, and virtually homeless for ten years more.

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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Descripción HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States, 2009. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Reprint. 201 x 135 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. In 1793, a canal digger named William Smith made a startling discovery. He found that by tracing the placement of fossils, which he uncovered in his excavations, one could follow layers of rocks as they dipped and rose and fell--clear across England and, indeed, clear across the world--making it possible, for the first time ever, to draw a chart of the hidden underside of the earth. Smith spent twenty-two years piecing together the fragments of this unseen universe to create an epochal and remarkably beautiful hand-painted map. But instead of receiving accolades and honors, he ended up in debtors prison, the victim of plagiarism, and virtually homeless for ten years more. 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. Nº de ref. de la librería ABZ9780061767906

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