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The first of John McPhees works in his series on geology and geologists, Basin and Range is a book of journeys through ancient terrains, always in juxtaposition with travels in the modern world—a history of vanished landscapes, enhanced by the histories of people who bring them to light. The title refers to the physiographic province of the United States that reaches from eastern Utah to eastern California, a silent world of austere beauty, of hundreds of discrete high mountain ranges that are green with junipers and often white with snow. The terrain becomes the setting for a lyrical evocation of the science of geology, with important digressions into the plate-tectonics revolution and the history of the geologic time scale.

About the Author

John McPhee is the author of twenty-six books, including Annals of the Former World, for which he received the Pulitzer Prize in 1999. He has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1965 and lives in Princeton, New Jersey

Product Details

ISBN:
9780374109141
Author:
McPhee, John
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Geology
Subject:
Earth Sciences
Subject:
West (u.s.)
Subject:
Gay
Subject:
Geology -- West (U.S.)
Subject:
Earth Sciences - General
Subject:
Essays
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
no. 8
Publication Date:
19810401
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.50 in

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