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In suspect terrain

Author: John McPhee
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 1983.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the outwash plains of Brooklyn to Indiana's drifted diamonds and gold, John McPhee's In Suspect Terrain is a narrative of the earth, told in four sections of equal length, each in a different way reflecting the three others-- a biography a set piece about a fragment of Appalachian landscape in illuminating counterpoint to the human history there a modern collision of ideas about the origins of the mountain  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John McPhee
ISBN: 0374176507 9780374176501 9780374517946 0374517940
OCLC Number: 9016439
Description: 209 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: John McPhee.
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A study of the work of Anita Harris and the geological history of the Appalachian region points out questions about the theory of plate tectonics and examines evidence of continental glaciation.  Read more...

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"This is a book you cannot put down...It provides a great deal of information about the way many geologists think about science...and about the necessity for continual questioning and revising of new Read more...

 
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