Annals of the Former World


Annals of the Former World Ben M.
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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. An organic succession of American geology in five books: Basin & Range; In Suspect Terrain; Rising from the Plains; Assembling California; Crossing the Craton. This edition of one of the finest popular surveys on the subject adds twenty-five new maps, as well as an essay outlining the history & structure of the project, 'Narrative Table of Contents.' This mulit-layered tale brims over with flashbacks, biographical sketches, and histories of the human and lithic kind. 696p.

Editorial Reviews

McPhee is the most celebrated contemporary writer on North American geology, and Annals is his magnum opus, combining edited and revised sections from previous works with two new essays. (LJ 5/1/98) Copyright 1999 Library Journal Reviews

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