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Basin and Range
Basin and Range
Author: John McPhee
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. The title refers to the physiographic ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780374516901
ISBN-10: 0374516901
Publication Date: 4/1/1982
Pages: 216
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.

4.1 stars, based on 11 ratings
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette
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nurse avatar reviewed Basin and Range on + 221 more book reviews
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This book is the first book in a series on geology and geologists, presenting a cross section of North America along the fourtieth parallel. A trip west is an intro to plate Tectonics probably the most readable summary extant. Geologists will fingd it sound ,others will find it illuminating.
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buzzby avatar reviewed Basin and Range on + 6062 more book reviews
This is a wonderful book. I've read a few that cover some of the same ground (figuratively speaking), like Assembling California, and you can get some of the same insights there. A lot of explanation of the history of Geology, and the Plate Tectonic Revolution of the 1960s. He can combine the sublime and ridiculous in one sentence sometimes.
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Good primer on geology of mountain ranges and plate tectonics.


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