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Basin and Range

From Annals of the Former World: Book #1

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To geologists, rocks are beautiful, roadcuts are windowpanes, and the earth is alive-a work in progress. The cataclysmic movement that gives birth to mountains and oceans is ongoing and can still be seen at certain places on our planet. One of these is the Basin and Range region centered in Nevada and Utah. In this first book of a Pulitzer Prize-winning collection, the author crosses the spectacular Basin and Range with geology professor Kenneth Deffeyes in tow. McPhee draws on Deffeyes' expertise to dazzle you with the vast perspective of geologic time and the fascinating history of vanished landscapes. The effect is guaranteed to expand your mind. McPhee's enthusiasm is infectious, as he provides one of the best introductions to plate tectonics and the New Geology. His elegant style is more pleasing than ever with narrator Nelson Runger's smooth, enthusiastic delivery. Runger mines the book's rich veins of poetic prose and subtle humor-and the result is pure gold.


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From Annals of the Former World Series


Basin and Range
Basin and Range
John McPhee
In Suspect Terrain
In Suspect Terrain
John McPhee
Rising from the Plains
Rising from the Plains
John McPhee
Assembling California
Assembling California
John McPhee
Crossing the Craton
Crossing the Craton
John McPhee

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