Writer Simon Winchester on this edition of Fresh Air
>. He wrote the best seller The Professor and the Madman
. His new book is The Map That Changed the World
about William Smith, an obscure British 19th century engineer obsessed with creating the first geological map. His map, hand-painted in 1815, paved the way for modern geology, but Smith was swindled out of the recognition and profits due him until a nobleman intervened. (Broadcast Date: August 7, 2001)
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