If you hope to learn anything about geology or scientific method, this is not the book for you. This book limits itself to the life and trials of William Smith, and delivers its message in a dry, 3rd person list of events. Even the "map" and Smith's innovations in developing it, are mentioned only in generalities, with no little discussion of how they were developed or the context of science at the time. Very disappointing.
I actually read this book, and its companion 'Freedom (TM),' over a year ago. No book has ever stayed with me, or so accurately predicted events occurring today. This book is exciting from the first word, and will teach you more about security, corporate greed, and both the good and the bad that can come from reliance on technology. Very entertaining, and very informative.
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