Publications relating to William Smith in the BGS Library

Works about William Smith

BATHER F A. 1926. Address delivered on July 10th, 1926, on William Smith “the Father of English Geology”. Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution.

COX, L R. 1942. New light on William Smith and his work. Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society, Vol. 25, 1-99.

DOUGLAS, J A. 1949. An early list of strata by William Smith. Geological Magazine, Vol. 86, No. 3,180-188. [A reproduction of an unrecorded manuscript written by William Smith in 1797 in its original form and spelling with introduction and annotations].

EYLES, J M. 1969. William Smith (1769-1839): A bibliography of his published writings, maps and geological sections, printed and lithographed. Journal of the Society for the Bibliography of Natural History, Vol. 5, No. 2, 87-109.

EYLES, J M. 1975. Dictionary of Scientific Biography, 486-492. (Scribner).

FULLER, J G C M. 1994. The forty-four yard problem: a cross section by John Strachey annotated by William Smith. Archives of Natural History, Vol. 21, No. 2, 195-199.

MORTON, J L. 2001. Strata: How William Smith drew the First Map of the Earth in 1801 & Inspired the Science of Geology. (Stroud: Tempus Publishing Ltd).

NORTH, F J. 1927. Deductions from established facts in Geology by Wm. Smith: Notes on a recently discovered broadsheet. Geological Magazine, Vol. 64, No. 12, 532-540.

PHILLIPS, J. 1844. Memoirs of William Smith, LL.D. (London: J. Murray).

SHEPPARD, T. 1917. William Smith: his maps and memoirs. Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society, Vol. 19, 75-253.

WINCHESTER, S. 2001.The map that changed the world: the tale of William Smith and the birth of a science. (London: Viking).