Annals of the Former World

As clearly and succinctly written as it is profoundly informed, this is our finest popular survey of geology and a masterpiece of modern nonfiction. Annals of the Former World is the winner of the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction.

Annals of the Former World

Annals of the Former World

The Pulitzer Prize-winning view of the continent, across the fortieth parallel and down through 4.6 billion years Twenty years ago, when John McPhee began his journeys back and forth across the United States, he planned to describe a cross section of North America at about the fortieth parallel and, in the process, come to an understanding not only of the science but of the style of the geologists he traveled with. The structure of the book never changed, but its breadth caused him to complete it in stages, under the overall title Annals of the Former World. Like the terrain it covers, Annals of the Former World tells a multilayered tale, and the reader may choose one of many paths through it. As clearly and succinctly written as it is profoundly informed, this is our finest popular survey of geology and a masterpiece of modern nonfiction. Annals of the Former World is the winner of the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction.

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Annals of the Former World
Language: un
Pages: 448
Authors: John McPhee
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000-06-15 - Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

The Pulitzer Prize-winning view of the continent, across the fortieth parallel and down through 4.6 billion years Twenty years ago, when John McPhee began his journeys back and forth across the United States, he planned to describe a cross section of North America at about the fortieth parallel and, in
Assembling California
Language: un
Pages: 303
Authors: John McPhee
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-04-01 - Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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
Basin and Range
Language: un
Pages: 224
Authors: John McPhee
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 1982-04-01 - Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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
The Annals of the World
Language: un
Pages: 960
Authors: James Ussher
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-02-01 - Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group

A remarkable work of history from the beginning to the world to 70 BC.
Rising from the Plains
Language: un
Pages: 224
Authors: John McPhee
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-04-01 - Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Pulitzer Prize-winning author John McPhee continues his Annals of the Former World series about the geology of North America along the fortieth parallel with Rising from the Plains. This third volume presents another exciting geological excursion with an engaging account of life—past and present—in the high plains of Wyoming. Sometimes

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