The map that changed the world [William Smith and the birth of modern geology]
(Audiobook CD)

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Published
New York : HarperCollins, 2001.
Format
Audiobook CD
ISBN
0694525219
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Ashburnham Stevens Memorial Library - Audio BooksAUDIO-CD 550.92Available
Harvard Public Library - GeneralCD.BK-550.92-WinchesterAvailable
New Marlborough Public Library - AdultAUD CD BOOK 550.92 WinchesterAvailable
Southampton Edwards Public Library - Audio VisualAUDIO CD 550.92 WinchesterAvailable

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Published
New York : HarperCollins, 2001.
Physical Desc
9 sound discs (10 hrs.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Language
English
ISBN
0694525219
UPC
9780694525218

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Unabridged.
Creation/Production Credits
Produced and directed by Rick Harris.
Participants/Performers
Read by the author, Simon Winchester.
Description
In 1793, William Smith, the orphan son of a village blacksmith, made a startling discovery that was to turn the science of geology on its head. While surverying the route for a canal near Bath, he noticed that the fossils found in one layer of the rocks he was excavating were very different from those found in another. And out of that realization came an epiphany: that by following these fossils one could trace layers of rocks as they dipped, rose and fell across the world. This is the story of his life and the history of geology.

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