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The Map That Changed the World by Simon Winchester
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Feb 03, 2008

it was ok
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I have been reading this book for over a year. The story is fascinating. Winchester has the most irritating writing style I have ever encountered. It is hard to force myself to pick up the book. Sad, because William Smith and his geologic map of England mark an important milestone in the history of science. They are also important to understanding the development of the concept of deep time. Creationists are often stymied when they learn that Smith was able to use fossil species to place the rock strata in time order long before the theory of evolution by natural selection was even a gleam in Darwin's eye.
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Melana My sentiments exactly.

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