[PDF / Epub] ☆ The Map That Changed the World William Smith and the Birth of Modern Geology Author Simon Winchester – E17streets4all.co.uk 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 d In That Changed Kindle ´ 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 The Map PDF or underside of the earth Determined to expose what he realized was the landscape's secret fourth dimension 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 Map That Changed the World Epub / accolades and honors he ended up in debtors' prison the victim of plagiarism and virtually homeless for ten years Finally in Map That Changed PDF È this uiet genius now known as the father of modern geology received the Geological Society of London's highest award and King William IV offered him a lifetime pension 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 Map That Changed the World Epub / behind this world changing discovery.
Simon Winchester That Changed Kindle ´ OBE is a British writer journalist and broadcaster who resides in the United States Through his career at The Guardian Winchester covered numerous significant events including Bloody Sunday and the Watergate Scandal As an author Simon Winchester has written or contributed to over a dozen nonfiction books and authored one novel and his articles appear in several travel publ.
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- The Map That Changed the World William Smith and the Birth of Modern Geology
- Simon Winchester
- 01 January 2014 Simon Winchester