From the author of the bestselling the professor and the madman comes the fascinating story of william smith the orphaned son of an english country blacksmith who became obsessed with creating the worlds first geological map and ultimately became the father of modern geology in 1793 william smith a canal digger made a startling discovery that was to turn the fledgling science of the . The map that changed the world is a 2001 book by simon winchester about english geologist william smith and his great achievement the first geological map of england wales and southern scotland smiths was the first national scale geological map and by far the most accurate of its time his pivotal insights were that each local sequence of rock strata was a subsequence of a single . The map that changed the world william smith and the birth of modern geology is a wonderful biography of william smiths life simon winchester takes the reader on an extraordinary journey through read full review. The map that changed the world william smith and the birth of modern geology the map that changed the world william smith and the birth of modern geology by winchester simon publication date 2001 topics smith william 1769 1839 geology stratigraphic geologists publisher. April 2002 12 leadership and management in engineering the map that changed the world william smith and the birth of modern geology by simon winchester new york harpercollins 2001 isbn 0060193611 eldom doesa bookcome along thatisallthingsto all readers but simon winchesters the map that changed the world comes close interwoven into this finely crafted tapestry are strands of
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