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Smith, William 1769-1839

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Works: 192 works in 415 publications in 4 languages and 5,901 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Maps  History  Geological maps  Sources 
Roles: Author, Honoree, Dedicator, Cartographer, Other, Publisher
Classifications: QE22.S6, 551.700924
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A memoir to the map and delineation of the strata of England and Wales with part of Scotland by William Smith( Book )

9 editions published between 1815 and 2015 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is a reproduction of William Smith's famous Memoir that accompanies the 1815 geological map of 'England and Wales with a part of Scotland' (series 53, issued between 2nd November 1815 and 17th December 1815). Published by the British Geological Survey from an original held in its library."--Back cover
Strata identified by organized fossils : containing prints on colored paper of the most characteristic specimens in each stratum by William Smith( Book )

11 editions published between 1816 and 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stratigraphical system of organized fossils by William Smith( Book )

19 editions published between 1817 and 2015 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Smith (1768–1839) was a civil engineer and canal surveyor known as the 'Father of Geology' who developed and pioneered the concept of stratigraphy. Through his work with canal building Smith become familiar with many different types of rock throughout Britain. He realized that fossils were specific to a certain strata of rock and that rock strata could be identified and correlated by the fossils they contained. Smith used this knowledge to publish the renowned first geological map of Britain in 1815. This volume, first published in 1817, contains Smith's catalogue of his fossil collection for the British Museum. Smith catalogues the fossils according to the rock strata and location in which they were found, together with a brief description of the fossil. This volume was the first published example of rock strata used as a cataloguing principle which demonstrated the practical nature of Smith's system of stratigraphy
Observations on the recent adjudication of the Wollaston Medal to Mr. William Smith for his geological discoveries( Book )

3 editions published between 1831 and 1977 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new geological map of England and Wales : with the inland navigations ; exhibiting the districts of coal and other sites of mineral tonnage by William Smith( )

5 editions published between 1824 and 2004 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geological map of Oxfordshire by William Smith( )

4 editions published between 1820 and 1993 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Smith y sus trabajos de geologia estratigraf́ia by Angel V Borrello( Book )

2 editions published in 1950 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geological map of Durham by William Smith( )

5 editions published between 1824 and 1993 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geological map of Buckinghamshire by William Smith( )

7 editions published between 1820 and 1974 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geological map of Berkshire by William Smith( )

2 editions published between 1819 and 1993 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geological map of Gloucestershire by William Smith( )

4 editions published between 1819 and 1974 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Stratigraphical system of organized fossils
Alternative Names
Smith, W. 1769-1839

Smith, W. (William), 1769-1839

Smith, William 1769-1839

Strata Smith 1769-1839

Uilyam Smit

Vilijam Smit

William Smith Brits geoloog

William Smith englischer Ingenieur und Geologe

William Smith geologo inglese

William Smith géologue britannique

Вилијам Смит

Вільям Сміт

Смит, Уильям

Уилям Смит

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ויליאם סמית

ويليام سميث

ویلیام اسمیت

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윌리엄 스미스

ウィリアム・スミス

スミス, ウイリアム

威廉·史密斯

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The map that changed the world : [William Smith and the birth of modern geology]The map that changed the world : William Smith and the birth of modern geologyThe map that changed the worldMemoirs of William Smith, LL. D., author of the "Map of the strata of England and Wales"Strata : how William Smith drew the first map of the earth in 1801 & inspired the science of geology