• Entry
  • Reader's guide
  • Entries A-Z
  • Subject index

William Smith was an English surveyor, canal builder, and amateur geologist who became known as the “father of English geology.” His main achievement was the creation of the first geological map, using fossils as a tool for mapping rocks by their ...

    • Loading...
    locked icon

    Sign in to access this content

    Get a 30 day FREE TRIAL

    • Watch videos from a variety of sources bringing classroom topics to life
    • Read modern, diverse business cases
    • Explore hundreds of books and reference titles