Annals Of The Former World

Author: John McPhee
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 0374708460
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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.

In Suspect Terrain

Author: John McPhee
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 0374708541
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In Suspect Terrain is the second book in a series on geology and geologists, presenting a cross section of North America along the fortieth parallel, and gathered under the overall title Annals of the Former World.

The Earth Around Us

Author: Jill Schneiderman
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
ISBN: 1466814438
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Set Piece on Geologic Time from Annals of the Former World John McPhee
Interstate 80, in its complete traverse of the North American continent, goes
through much open space and three tunnels. As it happens, one tunnel passes
through young rock, another through middle-aged rock, and the third through
rock that is fairly old, at least with respect to the rock now on earth which has not
long since been recycled. At Green River, Wyoming, the road goes under a
remnant of the bed of ...

Crossroads Of The Natural World

Author: Tom Earnhardt
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 146960700X
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... to Find and Identify Arrowheads and Other Indian Artifacts (Southeastern
United States). Graham, N.C.: self-published, 1983. This is a longtime favorite of
collectors in North Carolina. Justice, Noel D. Stone Age Spear and Arrow Points
of the Midcontinental and Eastern United States. Bloomington: Indiana University
Press, 1987. Mann, Charles C. 1491: New Revelations of the Americas before
Columbus. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2005. McPhee, John. Annals of the Former

American Nature Writers

Author: John Elder
Publisher: Charles Scribners Sons/Reference
ISBN: 9780684196923
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Annals of the Former World In McPhee's largest effort, Annals of the Former
World, his quartet on geology written between 1978 and 1993, he chooses his
most impressive hero — the earth itself. The four books — Basin and Range (
1981), In Suspect Terrain (1983), Rising from the Plains (1986), and Assembling
California (1993) — describe his journeys across America with professional
geologists. He travels mainly along Interstate 80, the spine that connects all four
of the books, ...

Missing Microbes

Author: Martin J. Blaser, MD
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
ISBN: 0805098119
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OUR MICROBIAL PLANET 13 13 15 16 17 18 19 “his middle finger erases
human history”: J. McPhee, Basin and Range, book 1 in Annals of the Former
World (New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1998). a few exceptions that reinforce
the rule: H. N. Schulz et al., “Dense populations of a giant sulfur bacterium in
Namibian shelf sediments,” Science 284 (1999): 493–95. But such large
microbes are the anomalies in a world dominated by microscopic forms. the
distance between corn and ...

Relicts Of A Beautiful Sea

Author: Christopher Norment
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469618672
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... replaced with natives, and springs and springbrooks run well and free. In
places there still are testaments to how Ash Meadows was just forty years ago—
scars of abandoned roads and agricultural fields, concrete irrigation ditches,
rusted well heads, old bore holes, scattered bits of rusted barbed wire and
corrugated roofing, crayfish and sunfish. But these things are annals of a former
world. The alfalfa and cattle have disappeared, along with Spring Meadows and
Preferred Equities, ...


Author: Michael Dear
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136883487
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Mann's geological metaphor of history as a “stratified record” is echoed by Gilles
Deleuze, nearly half a century later, when he argues that “the world is made up of
superimposed surfaces, archives or strata. The world is thus knowledge.”6 More
recently, in her study of John McPhee's acclaimed geological survey of North
America, Annals of the Former World (1998), Norma Tilden takes up the
geological term “stratigraphies,” noting that it “suggests a parallel between written
histories ...

Twentieth Century American Nature Writers

Author: Roger Thompson
Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780787660192
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During the 1980s and the 1990s McPhee was working on a series of books that
have been collected together under the tide Annals of the Former World (1998).
Annals of the Former World compiles four previously published books: Basin and
Range (1981), In Suspect Terrain (1983), Rising from the Plains (1986), and
Assembling California (1993)— all "meshed, melded, and revised, in some
places cut," McPhee explains in "A Narrative Table of Contents"-with a fifth book
added, ...

Who Speaks For The Climate

Author: Maxwell T. Boykoff
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139501798
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... that have sought to understand as well as govern climate processes and
effects. Through such undertakings taken up in this chapter, we can identify and
ponder moments of critical discourse that have shaped ongoing climate
storylines. Scientific pursuits to make sense of climate change have a long and
rich history; however, a historical look at how climate has been communicated
through mass media is comparably shorter and much less developed. In Annals
of the Former World, ...