The Map That Changed the World: William Smith and the Birth of Modern Geology

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$14.99  $13.79
Publisher
Harper Perennial
Publish Date
Pages
368
Dimensions
5.36 X 8.01 X 0.94 inches | 0.62 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780061767906

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About the Author

Simon Winchester is the acclaimed author of many books, including The Professor and the Madman, The Men Who United the States, The Map That Changed the World, The Man Who Loved China, A Crack in the Edge of the World, and Krakatoa, all of which were New York Times bestsellers and appeared on numerous best and notable lists. In 2006, Winchester was made an officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) by Her Majesty the Queen. He resides in western Massachusetts.

Reviews

"Winchester has once again captured the essence of persistence against odds resulting in achievement."--Library Journal (starred review)
"Smith's life provides a terrific plot to frame his contribution to science. Winchester's wonderful account does credit to it."--Publishers Weekly (*Starred Review*)
"Winchester brings Smith's struggle to life in clear and beautiful language."--New York Times Book Review
"A compelling human story"--Boston Sunday Herald
"Well-researched narrative"--BusinessWeek
"Smith's unsung life provides the perfect backdrop for yet another entertaining intellectual history."--Denver Post
"Winchester masterfully weaves a compelling history."--Newsday