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The Map That Changed the World

A Tale of Rocks, Ruin and Redemption

Simon Winchester

The Map That Changed the World
The Map That Changed the World

The Map That Changed the World

A Tale of Rocks, Ruin and Redemption

Simon Winchester

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Description

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. This title tells his story.

Simon Winchester has had an award-winning 20 year career as Guardian correspondent. He lives in New York and is the Asia-Pacific Editor for Conde Nast Traveler and contributes to a number of American magazines, as well as the Daily Telegraph, the Spectator and the BBC. He has written numerous books. The River at the Centre of the World (Viking 1997/Penguin 1998) has been shortlisted for the 1998 Thomas Cook/Daily Telegraph Travel Book Award.

Specifications

  • Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
  • Pub date
    Jul 2002
  • Pages
    352
  • Theme
    Biography: historical, political and military
  • Dimensions
    198 x 129 x 21 mm
  • Weight
    245 gram
  • EAN
    9780140280395
  • Paperback
    Paperback
  • Language
    English

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