The Map That Changed the World
William Smith and the Birth of Modern Geology
ISBN10: 0060193611 ISBN13: 9780060193614 Publisher: Harpercollins Published: Aug 1 2001 Pages: 336 Weight: 1.20lbs. Height: 8.50" Width: 5.75" Depth: 0.75" Language: English
An enthralling glimpse into the life of William Smith, a nineteenth-century engineer who became the founding father of modern geology, explores his creation of a lavish map detailing his discovery that rocks are comprised of many different layers amidst the backdrop of his wife's madness and debtors prison. By the author of The Professor and the Madman. 100,000 first printing.