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The Map That Changed the World

From August 2, 2012 DrexelNow:

DrexelNow pulled Dr. Ken Lacovara, paleontologist and associate professor of biology in the College of Arts and Sciences, from his work in a marl pit in Gloucester County, NJ, to find out what he’s currently reading. He just finished The Map That Changed the World by Simon Winchester.

Dr. Lacovara states:  It’s a biography of a man named William Smith. Through his work as a surveyor, everywhere he went he collected fossils and took meticulous notes. At that time (early 1800s), the study of geology was in its infancy; it was a dilettante science...  read more

If Dr. Lacovara's review whets your interest, the book is available from Hagerty.

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