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William Smith

(1769—1839) civil engineer and geologist


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(1769–1839)

A land surveyor engaged on canal construction whose work led him to see that strata could be identified and correlated by their fossil content. In 1815 he published the first geologic map and sections of England, showing the sequence of strata.

Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.


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