By William E. Glassley
The profound secret of our residing Earth saturates this memorable book.” John Elder, coeditor of The Norton e-book of Nature Writing and writer of Picking Up the Flute
Greenland, one of many final really wild locations, encompasses a treasure trove of data on Earth’s early background embedded in its pristine panorama. Over a variety of seasons, William E. Glassley and fellow geologists traveled there to assemble samples and realize rock formations for proof to turn out a contested conception that plate tectonics, the circulation of Earth’s crust over its molten center, is a way more old technique than a few believed. As their examine drove the scientists ever farther into areas slightly explored through people for millenniaif everGlassley encountered wondrous creatures and ordinary phenomena that gave him unforeseen perception into the origins of fantasy, the virtues and limits of technological know-how, and the significance of looking the wasteland within.
An invitation to adventure a wide ranging position and the interesting technological know-how at the back of its production, A Wilder Time is nature writing at its best.
William E. Glassley is a geologist on the collage of California, Davis, and an emeritus researcher at Aarhus collage, Denmark, concentrating on the evolution of continents and the techniques that energize them. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
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