The Resource The Map That Changed the World, Simon Winchester, (electronic resource)

The Map That Changed the World, Simon Winchester, (electronic resource)

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The Map That Changed the World
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The Map That Changed the World
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Simon Winchester
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eng
Summary
In 1793, a canal digger named William Smith made a startling discovery. He found that by tracing the placement of fossils, which he uncovered in his excavations, one could follow layers of rocks as they dipped and rose and fell--clear across England and, indeed, clear across the world--making it possible, for the first time ever, to draw a chart of the hidden underside of the earth. Smith spent twenty-two years piecing together the fragments of this unseen universe to create an epochal and remarkably beautiful hand-painted map. But instead of receiving accolades and honors, he ended up in debtors' prison, the victim of plagiarism, and virtually homeless for ten years more. The Map That Changed the World is a very human tale of endurance and achievement, of one man's dedication in the face of ruin. With a keen eye and thoughtful detail, Simon Winchester unfolds the poignant sacrifice behind this world-changing discovery
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The Map That Changed the World, Simon Winchester, (electronic resource)
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9780061978272
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Label
The Map That Changed the World, Simon Winchester, (electronic resource)
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http://api.overdrive.com/v1/collections/v1L1BHAAAAA2l/products/0d6b6564-d957-49af-acd5-4d6ceb799b4a
Publication
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780061978272
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
0D6B6564-D957-49AF-ACD5-4D6CEB799B4A
System details
  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read

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