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Annals of the former world

John McPhee

Annals of the former world

by John McPhee

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Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Geology -- United States

  • Edition Notes

    Includes index

    StatementJohn McPhee
    The Physical Object
    Pagination696 p. :
    Number of Pages696
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17058904M
    ISBN 100374518734

      Annals of the Former World is surely a classic. If I didn't know better, I'd say it was timeless." --A.O. Scott, Village Voice "[McPhee] triumphs by succinct prose, by his uncanny ability to capture the essence of a complex issue, or an arcane trade secret, in a well-turned phrase." --Stephen Jay Gould, The New York Review of Books/5(K). Get this from a library! Annals of the former world. [John McPhee] -- A compilation of five books presenting a geological history of North America, the first four were previously published as Basin and Range (), In Suspect Terrain (), Rising from the Plains.

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Buy a cheap copy of Annals of the Former World book by John McPhee. In New Yorker magazine staff writer John McPhee set out making notes for an ambitious project: a geological history of North America, centered, for the sake of Free shipping over $Cited by: Annals of the Former World (4 Book Series) From Book 1: 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/5(4).

Annals of the Former World combines four of McPhee's previous books on geology (published between and ) with a previously unpublished essay.

Each volume was excerpted in The New Yorker by McPhee (a longtime staff writer at the magazine) prior to publication. Selections from the. “Tripling as a geology primer, an autobiography and a panorama of the nation, bejeweled with splendid vignettes and set-pieces, " Annals of the Former World " offers a view of America like no other.

It is the outpouring of a master stylist. Yield to its geopoetry and have your eyes opened to a barely known aspect of the continent.”Cited by: Annals of the Former World. Audience: General/trade. Tripling as a geology primer, an autobiography, and a panorama of the nation, bejeweled with splendid vignettes and set-pieces, "Annals of the Former World" offers a view of America like no to its geopoetry and have your eyes opened to a barely known aspect of the continent."--Roy Porter, "Los Angeles Times Book Review."5/5(3).

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Annals of the Former World is the winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction.4/5(14). First Edition/First Printing. This is a beautiful copy of "Annals of the Former World" that has been SIGNED by John McPhee on a laid-in bookplate. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction in This title has become scarce to find in the First Printing.

In Suspect Terrain (Annals of the Former World) by John McPhee and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at In this first book of a Pulitzer Prize-winning collection, the author crosses the spectacular Basin and Range with geology professor Kenneth Deffeyes in tow.

McPhee draws on Deffeyes' expertise to dazzle you with the vast perspective of geologic time and the fascinating history of vanished landscapes.

The effect is guaranteed to expand your mind. John McPhee is the author of more than 25 books, including Annals of the Former World, for which he received the Pulitzer Prize in Nonfiction in He has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since and lives in Princeton, New Jersey.5/5(1).

Basin and Range: Annals of the Former World, Book 1. John McPhee (Author), Nelson Runger (Narrator), Recorded Books (Publisher)/5(67).

McPhee (Irons in the Fire,etc.) winds up his artful geohistory of the US by going deep into the heartland—Kansas, Nebraska—in pursuit of deep time: the Precambrian.

Included in this collection are his four previous forays into geology—Basin and Range (, which, to encapsulate, delineated plate tectonics), In Suspect Terrain (, Appalachian geohistory and some broadsides at. The Annals of the Former World book series by John McPhee includes books Basin and Range, In Suspect Terrain, Rising from the Plains, and several more.

See the complete Annals of the Former World series book list in order, box sets or omnibus editions, and companion titles. Annals of the Former World. Read the Review. Book 1 Basin and Range The poles of the earth have wandered. in so many directions that it seems an act of almost pure hubris to assert that some landmark of our world is fixed at 73 degrees 57 minutes and 53 seconds west longitude and 40 degrees 51 minutes and 14 seconds north latitude--a.

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Yield to its geopoetry and have your eyes opened to a barely known aspect of the continent."/5(). Annals of the former world Item Preview remove-circle (an essay outlining the history and structure of the project). Read sequentially, the book is an organic succession of set pieces, flashbacks, biographical sketches, and histories of the human and lithic kind; approached systematically, it can be a North American geology primer, an Pages: Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published.

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