Basin and Range

Product Number: EB00103447
Released: Oct 28, 2013
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
ISBN: #9780374708566
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The first of John McPhee's 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.

Author(s): John McPhee
Series: From Annals of the Former World Series No: 1
Original Publish Date: Apr 01, 1982

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Author(s): John McPhee
Narrator(s): Nelson Runger
Genre: Science
Product Number Z13944
Released: Apr 01, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781501987656

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