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Assembling California - 93 edition

by John McPhee

Assembling California (ISBN10: 0374523932; ISBN13: 9780374523930)
ISBN13: 978-0374523930
ISBN10: 0374523932

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0374106454
ISBN10: 0374106452

Summary: At various times in a span of fifteen years, John McPhee made geological field surveys in the company of Eldridge Moores, a tectonicist at the University of California at Davis. The result of these trips is Assembling California, a cross-section in human and geologic time, from Donner Pass in the Sierra Nevada through the golden foothills of the Mother Lode and across the Great Central Valley to the wine country of the Coast Ranges, the rock of San Francisco, and the San Andreas fam ...show moreily of faults. The two disparate time scales occasionally intersect—in the gold disruptions of the nineteenth century no less than in the earthquakes of the twentieth—and always with relevance to a newly understood geologic history in which half a dozen large and separate pieces of country are seen to have drifted in from far and near to coalesce as California. McPhee and Moores also journeyed to remote mountains of Arizona and to Cyprus and northern Greece, where rock of the deep-ocean floor has been transported into continental settings, as it has in California. Global in scope and a delight to read, Assembling California is a sweeping narrative of maps in motion, of evolving and dissolving lands. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 93
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Inc.
Published: 02/28/1994
International: No



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303 pp., illus.; 21 cm. Tight, clean copy. Browning. Another copy available. "At various times in a span of fifteen years, John McPhee made geological field surveys in the company of Eldridge Moores, ...show morea tectonicist at the University of California at Davis. The result of these trips is Assembling California, a cross-section in human and geologic time, from Donner Pass in the Sierra Nevada through the golden foothills of the Mother Lode and across the Great Central Valley to the wine country of the Coast Ranges, the rock of San Francisco, and the San Andreas family of faults. The two disparate time scales occasionally intersect--in the gold disruptions of the nineteenth century no less than in the earthquakes of the twentieth--and always with relevance to a newly understood geologic history in which half a dozen large and separate pieces of country are seen to have drifted in from far and near to coalesce as California. McPhee and Moores also journeyed to remote mountains of Arizona and to Cyprus and northern Greece, where rock of the deep-ocean floor has been transported into continental settings, as it has in California. Global in scope and a delight to read, Assembling California is a sweeping narrative of maps in motion, of evolving and dissolving lands. / 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." - Publisher. ...show less
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McPhee, famed writer for the "New Yorker" (where much of this book was originally published), teamed up with tectonicist Eldridge Moores on geological field trips around California & presents this fas ...show morecinating look at geologic and human time and how the state was constructed. Book is clean & tight inside, NO writing or underlining. Exterior page edges have some slight staining & covers show corner curling at bottom; very light spine crease. Please see our photos! Description copyright Gargoyle Books 2014. Same Day Shipping on all orders received by 3 pm Pacific (Noon on Saturdays); else next day (except Sundays & holidays). ...show less
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