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Basin and Range - 81 edition

Basin and Range (ISBN10: 0374516901; ISBN13: 9780374516901)
ISBN13: 978-0374516901
ISBN10: 0374516901

Summary: 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 r ...show moreanges 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. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 81
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Inc.
Published: 04/01/1982
International: No

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1982 Trade paperback New. Tight binding with clean text. new. Cover has shelfwear. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 240 p. Audience: General/trade. The first of John McPhee's works in his series ...show more 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. ...show less
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Straus, Giroux, New York 1984 Softcover 216 pages. Softcover. Good condition. SCIENCE. A book of journeys through ancient terrains, always in juxtaposition with travels in the modern world-a history ...show more 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, a spectacular topography that is never evoked by people who dismiss it as "desert." (Key Words: Geology, Plate Tectonics, John McPhee, American West, Science, Utah) ...show less
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Krupat, Cynthia-Cover Design New York 1982 Trade Paperback Eighth Printing Near Fine 5 1/2" x 8" 215 Pages. A 1998 Eighth Printing of the 1980 copyright. Light wear to cover edges and corners. No ot ...show moreher defects noted. Interior text pages are flawless. A journey through ancient terrains in juxtaposition with travels in the modern world: vanished landscapes enhanced by histories of people. Basin and Range is the physiographic region of the U.S. reaching from eastern Utah to eastern California, on and off Interstate 80. Professor of Geology Kenneth S Deffeyes accompanied John McPhee. The science of geology becomes lyrical for the lay reader, with important digressions regarding plate-tectonics and the geologic time scale history. Frontispiece by John Clerk 1787. Front Cover illustration from the Report of Geological Exploration of the 40th Parallel by Clarence King 1877. ...show less
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