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A wilder time : notes from a geologist at the edge of the Greenland ice.

Author: William E Glassley
Publisher: New York : Bellevue Literary Press, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Greenland, one of the last truly wild places, contains a treasure trove of information on Earth's early history embedded in its pristine landscape. Over numerous seasons, William E. Glassley and two fellow geologists traveled there to collect samples and observe rock formations for evidence to prove a contested theory that plate tectonics, the movement of Earth's crust over its molten core, is a much more ancient  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Glassley, William E.
Wilder time.
New York : Bellevue Literary Press, 2018
(DLC) 2017005087
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William E Glassley
ISBN: 9781942658351 1942658354
OCLC Number: 971893311
Description: 1 online resource (223 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Impressions I. Fractionation. Silence ; Mirage ; Breaking stones ; Cladonia rangiferina ; Falcon --
Impressions II. Consolidation. The sun wall ; Bird cries and myths ; Ptarmigan ; Clear water ; A river of fish --
Impressions III. Emergence. Tide ; Clockwork pebbles ; Ice ; Seal ; Belonging --
Impressions IV --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: William E. Glassley.

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A scientist experiences primordial wonders and the wisdom of solitude in one of Earth's wildest and most endangered places  Read more...

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"While conveying the geological hypotheses, techniques of data collection, and adventures of his expeditions to Greenland with his two Danish colleagues, Glassley also brings startling sensory Read more...

 
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