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The Resource Annals of the former world, John McPhee

Annals of the former world, John McPhee

Label
Annals of the former world
Title
Annals of the former world
Statement of responsibility
John McPhee
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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." "Like the terrain it covers, Annals of the Former World tells a many-layered tale, and the reader may choose one of many paths through it, guided by twenty-five new maps and the "Narrative Table of Contents" (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 exploration of plate tectonics, or a study of geologic time and the development of the time scale."--Jacket
Awards note
Pulitzer Prize, General Nonfiction, 1999.
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1931-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McPhee, John
Dewey number
557.3
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QE77
LC item number
.M38 1998
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Geology
Label
Annals of the former world, John McPhee
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Basin and range -- In suspect terrain -- Rising from the plains -- Assembling California -- Crossing the craton
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
695 pages
Isbn
9780374518738
Lccn
97039660
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • ocm37588534
  • (OCoLC)37588534
  • 732137
Label
Annals of the former world, John McPhee
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Basin and range -- In suspect terrain -- Rising from the plains -- Assembling California -- Crossing the craton
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
695 pages
Isbn
9780374518738
Lccn
97039660
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • ocm37588534
  • (OCoLC)37588534
  • 732137

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