Assembling California

Author(s): John McPhee
Series: From Annals of the Former World Series No: 4
Genre: Science
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (9.53 hours)
Product Number: Z0678
Released: Mar 28, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781449871659
Narrator/s: Nelson Runger
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Thirty years ago, the theory that continents are comprised of drifting plates-plate tectonics-evoked more scorn than serious research. Today, this revolutionary theory continues to dazzle and challenge geologists and laymen alike. Assembling California explores an area uniquely demonstrative of the plate tectonic theory: California, which according to "tectonicists," is breaking apart at its seams.


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Assembling California
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Product Number:Z0678
Product Number:C5206

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Author(s): John McPhee
Narrator(s): Nelson Runger
Genre: Science
Product Number C5206
Released: Dec 23, 2009
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781440759154
Author(s): John McPhee
Genre: Science
Product Number EB00102192
Released: Oct 28, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780374706029

Professional reviews

"The last of John McPhee's four-volume Annals of the Former World provides a layman's look at plate tectonics. McPhee follows California geologist Eldridge Moores over the maze of faults which makes California America's most recent geologic puzzle. The book is exciting, if rambling, and demands some familiarity with geography and recent geologic terminology. Runger's presentation is slow enough to enable the listener to process most of the technical intricacies while at the same time lively enough to make the narrative passages interesting. Some materials, though, with their maps and diagrams, are better left in written format. This might be one. P.E.F. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine"

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