By William E. Glassley
The profound secret of our dwelling Earth saturates this memorable book.” John Elder, coeditor of The Norton publication of Nature Writing and writer of Picking Up the Flute
Greenland, one of many final actually wild areas, features a treasure trove of knowledge on Earth’s early historical past embedded in its pristine panorama. Over quite a few seasons, William E. Glassley and fellow geologists traveled there to assemble samples and discover rock formations for facts to end up a contested thought that plate tectonics, the stream of Earth’s crust over its molten middle, is a way more historical strategy than a few believed. As their examine drove the scientists ever farther into areas slightly explored via people for millenniaif everGlassley encountered wondrous creatures and ordinary phenomena that gave him unforeseen perception into the origins of fable, the virtues and limits of technology, and the significance of looking the barren region within.
An invitation to event a wide ranging position and the interesting technological know-how in the back of its production, A Wilder Time is nature writing at its best.
William E. Glassley is a geologist on the college of California, Davis, and an emeritus researcher at Aarhus college, Denmark, concentrating on the evolution of continents and the strategies that energize them. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
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