Rising from the Plains

Author(s): John McPhee
Series: From Annals of the Former World Series No: 3
Genre: Science
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (7.47 hours)
Product Number: Z14018
Released: Jan 15, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781501988394
Narrator/s: Nelson Runger
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Annals of the Former World is the result of a 20-year journey. During that time, John McPhee, author of 25 books and noted writer for The New Yorker, crisscrossed the United States, roughly following the 40th parallel. The geological insights and wonderful descriptions McPhee packed into his accounts of these trips earned his remarkable book a Pulitzer Prize. The third part, Rising From the Plains, takes McPhee to the high country of Utah along the Continental Divide. His guide is David Love, "the grand old man of Rocky Mountain geology." Helping McPhee see the physical changes that have shaped this region over millions of years, Love also traces his own family's history in this oil-rich, windswept land. As McPhee climbs into the granite landscape of the Rockies, Rising From the Plains creates a fascinating picture of the interdependence of geology, commerce and culture. Nelson Runger's clear narration further enhances McPhee's engaging text.


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Rising from the Plains
Product Number: BX00069138
Product Number:C4580
Product Number:Z14018

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Author(s): John McPhee
Narrator(s): Nelson Runger
Genre: Science
Product Number C4580
Released: May 07, 2008
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781436119825
Author(s): John McPhee
Genre: Science
Product Number EB00103444
Released: Oct 28, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780374708504

Professional reviews

"RISING FROM THE PLAINS is the third part of ANNALS OF THE FORMER WORLD, McPhee's Pulitzer Prize-winning account of the geology encountered along the fortieth parallel as it crosses the United States. This part deals with the state of Wyoming and presents a fascinating geological history of the state while profiling a field geologist who has contributed greatly to our understanding of the region. The text moves back and forth between sections of descriptive and analytic geology, and sections describing the geologist and his parents. Narrator Nelson Runger manages these transitions effectively. He also keeps the listener interested in even the most technical explanations, using pauses and emphasis to maintain clarity. R.E.K. (c) AudioFile 2000, Portland, Maine"

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