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Annals of the former world

Author: John McPhee
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Twenty years ago, when John McPhee began his journeys back and forth across the United States, he planned to describe a cross-section of North America at about the fortieth parallel and, in the process, come to an understanding not only of the science but of the style of the geologists he traveled with." "Like the terrain it covers, Annals of the Former World tells a many-layered tale, and the reader may choose one  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John McPhee
ISBN: 0374105200 9780374105204 0374518734 9780374518738
OCLC Number: 37588534
Notes: Includes index.
Awards: Pulitzer Prize, General Nonfiction, 1999.
Description: 695 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Basin and range --
In suspect terrain --
Rising from the plains --
Assembling California --
Crossing the craton.
Responsibility: John McPhee.
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"Twenty years ago, when John McPhee began his journeys back and forth across the United States, he planned to describe a cross-section of North America at about the fortieth parallel and, in the process, come to an understanding not only of the science but of the style of the geologists he traveled with." "Like the terrain it covers, Annals of the Former World tells a many-layered tale, and the reader may choose one of many paths through it, guided by twenty-five new maps and the "Narrative Table of Contents" (an essay outlining the history and structure of the project). Read sequentially, the book is an organic succession of set pieces, flashbacks, biographical sketches, and histories of the human and lithic kind; approached systematically, it can be a North American geology primer, an exploration of plate tectonics, or a study of geologic time and the development of the time scale."--Jacket.

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