The map that changed the world : William Smith and the birth of modern geology / Simon Winchester ; [illustrations by Soun Vannithone]

Author(s): Winchester, Simon
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Subjects: Geology, Stratigraphic--History
Geologists--Great Britain--Biography
Smith, William, 1769-1839
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Edition: 1st ed
Published: New York : HarperCollins, c2001
LC Classification: Q, QE
Table of Contents: List of Illustrations
Prologue
1. Escape on the Northbound Stage 1
2. A Land Awakening from Sleep 11
3. The Mystery of the Chedworth Bun 27
4. The Duke and the Baronet's Widow 42
5. A Light in the Underworld 59
6. The Slicing of Somerset 79
7. The View from York Minster 92
8. Notes from the Swan 106
9. The Dictator in the Drawing Room 121
10. The Great Map Conceived 139
11. A Jurassic Interlude 163
12. The Map That Changed in World 192
13. An Ungentlemanly Act 222
14. The Sale of the Century 239
15. The Wrath of Leviathan 251
16. The Lost and Found Man 265
17. All Honor to the Doctor 281
Epilogue 291
Glossary of Geological and Other Unfamiliar Terms Found in This Book 303
Sources and Recommended Reading 311
Acknowledgments 317
Index 321
Notes: LCCN: 2001016603
ISBN: 0060193611
Includes bibliographical references (p. [311]-316) and index
Physical Description: xix, 329 p., [2] p. of plates : ill., maps (some col.) ; 22 cm
OCLC Number: 45799894
ISBN/ISSN: 0060193611

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