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The Map that Changed the WorldThe eponymous map, showing the geology of England, was published in 1815 by William Smith after years of working as canal builder, fossil fossicker and geologist. A self-made man, this tells the story of his life, his lifetime's work and struggle with the more established (wealthy) section of the 19th Century scientific community.
by Simon Winchester
Score: 7
Published: 2001
Read: November 30th 2010

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John said

Lots of interesting history of science stuff, mixed up with social history and a fascinating tale.

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