1820 in science

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The year 1820 in science and technology involved some significant events, listed below.


  • In May 1820 The Geological Society publishes a Geological Map of England & Wales by G. B. Greenough
    Greenough's Geological map of England & Wales published by the Geological Society 1819
    Geological Map of England & Wales by G.B Greenough, published by the Geological Society, 1819
    as an alternative to William Smith's famous geological map of 1815. The date on the map is 1819 but it did not appear until May 1820. Greenough's map was produced from a collaborative effort that was skilfully edited and was generally acknowledged to be more accurate than Smith's map.(Conybeare in Conybeare & Phillips 1822, p. xlvii).












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