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Simon Winchester

Originally posted September 2001

The Map That Changed The World

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The fact that we can easily find out where there are large deposits of oil, coal, or natural gas under the earth's surface seems so ordinary as to be taken for granted. But that knowledge is largely the product of one man's work, nearly 200 years ago. His name was William Smith, and he's the subject of this book.

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