Rising From the Plains

Rising From the Plains

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Rising from the Plains is John McPhee's third book on geology and geologists. Following Basin and Range and In Suspect Terrain , it continues to present a cross section of North America along the fortieth parallel--a series gathering under the overall title Annals of the Former World .

Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 1991, c1986
Edition: 1st pbk. ed
ISBN: 9780374520656
Branch Call Number: 557.8 M172r 1991
Characteristics: 198 p. : ill., map ; 21cm


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Sep 13, 2012

I really enjoyed this book because the author can convincingly add character and panorama to the scenery and the earth. It is a scientific genre with a fictional underpinning. I like the way it reaches through many eons bringing the time-line of the earth and a few characters to a convergence that demands a reverence that is respect for the power of the life forces that govern us. If you've ever stared at a sunset or a mountain range and tried to imagine something beyond it, you will enjoy this book.


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