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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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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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Very Good: A copy that has been read, but remains in excellent condition. Pages are intact and are not marred by notes or highlighting. owner's label inside end page. The spine remains undamaged. PLED ...show moreGE if ordered by 4 pm cst book ships same day. SYNOPSIS 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. ...show less
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