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The Map That Changed the World: A Tale of Rocks, Ruin and Redemption by Simon Winchester

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The Map That Changed the World: A Tale of Rocks, Ruin and Redemption by Simon Winchester

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Hidden behind velvet curtains above a stairway in a house in London's Piccadilly is an enormous and beautiful hand-coloured map - the first geological map of anywhere in the world. Its maker was a farmer's son named William Smith. Born in 1769 his life was beset by troubles. This title tells his story.

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Following the hugely successful hardback, this extraordinary tale of the father of modern geology looks set to be the non fiction paperback for 2002. Hidden behind velvet curtains above a stairway in a house in London's Piccadilly is an enormous and beautiful hand-coloured map - the first geological map of anywhere in the world. Its maker was a farmer's son named William Smith. Born in 1769 his life was beset by troubles: he was imprisoned for debt, turned out of his home, his work was plagiarised, his wife went insane and the scientific establishment shunned him. It was not until 1829, when a Yorkshire aristocrat recognised his genius that he was returned to London in triumph. "The Map That Changed the World" is his story.

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SKU GOR000453786
Title The Map That Changed the World: A Tale of Rocks, Ruin and Redemption
Author By (author) Simon Winchester
Contributor No
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd
Year Published 2002
Page Number 352
ISBN 0140280391
ISBN13 9780140280395
Cover Note Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Prizes No
Edition Text N/A
Note This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.

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