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    DescriptionFollowing 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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    Title
    The Map That Changed the World
    Subtitle
    A Tale of Rocks, Ruin and Redemption
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Simon Winchester
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 352
    Width: 122 mm
    Height: 194 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 240 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780140280395
    ISBN 10: 0140280391
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    LC subject heading: , ,
    DC22: B
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/18CNTY
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ERLY18
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24000
    Ingram Subject Code: SE
    BIC subject category V2: HBTP, RGV, WNW
    BISAC V2.8: SCI034000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: SCI031000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: BIO000000
    DC21: 551.092
    Thema V1.0: WNW, DNBH, NHTP, RGV
    Illustrations note
    illustrations, facsimiles, maps, glossary, bibliography, index
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Publication date
    04 July 2002
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Simon Winchester is an award-winning journalist who now lives in New York. Having reported from all over the world during his 20-year career as a Guardian foreign correspondent, he has also written 13 books, including the highly acclaimed international bestseller The Surgeon of Crowthorne.
    Review quote
    "Winchester masterfully weaves a compelling history."--Newsday