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   Smith
   William
   W. S. ;
   
   
   1769 in Churchill, Oxfordshire
   1839
   Northampton, England
   blacksmith John Smith (1xxx-1xxx)
   geologist ->John Phillips (1xxx-1xxx) (nephew) ; illustrator Anne Phillips (1xxx-1xxx) (niece)
   assistant for surveyor Edward Webb of Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire, later W.S. travelled the country working on the construction of new canals
   United Kingdom
   his own first large-scale geological map of England & Wales (published 1815) : A Memoir to the Map & Delineation of the strata of England & Wales, with part of Scotland ;
   Geological Society of London (1st Wollaston medal 1834)
   John Phillips (1xxx-1xxx) ; Anne Phillips (1xxx-1xxx) ; www2.odl.ox.ac.uk/gsdl/cgi-bin/library?e=d-000-00---0munahi10--00-0-0-0prompt-10---4------0-1l--1-en-50---20-about---00001-001-1-1utfZz-8-0&a=d&c=munahi10&cl=CL3.6.7
   geological map-making, drawing, and engraving ; hand-colouring
   www.birmingham.ac.uk/facilities/lapworth-museum/collections/maps/index.aspx ; en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Geological_map_Britain_William_Smith_1815.jpg
   W.S's Private Papers, Oxford ; www.unh.edu/esci/WilliamSmiths-StrataIdentified/index.html ;
   John Phillips: Memoirs of W.S. (1844) ; Martin Rudwick: Great Devonian Controversy (Chicago 1985: 63f. et passim) ; Simon Winchester: The Map that Changed the World. W.S. & Birth of modern geology (2001) ;
   initially encountered with lots of resistance, W.S. is today regarded as "The Father of British Geology"; cf. http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=8733; http://geologyinart.blogspot.de/ ; www.unh.edu/esci/WilliamSmiths-StrataIdentified/index.html
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