Bath And The World's First Geological Map

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20040604

Bath is known for its Georgian houses and Roman spa, but another claim to fame is as the site of the first geological map in history, a map that changed our understanding of the world by charting the rocks beneath the landscape.

Geologist Richard Corfield walks the landscape depicted on the map in search of its author, William 'Strata' Smith, the man who saw an entire history of the earth in the hills around Bath.

20040604

Bath is known for its Georgian houses and Roman spa, but another claim to fame is as the site of the first geological map in history, a map that changed our understanding of the world by charting the rocks beneath the landscape.

Geologist Richard Corfield walks the landscape depicted on the map in search of its author, William 'Strata' Smith, the man who saw an entire history of the earth in the hills around Bath.