corner corner The Map That Changed the World : William Smith and the Birth of Modern Geology

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Journal Entry 1 by therubycanary from Cape Elizabeth, Maine USA on Saturday, April 15, 2006

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"In 1793, a canal digger made a startling discovery. He found that by tracing the placement of fossils, 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."

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