Basin and range
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New York : Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 1982, ©1981.
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1st pbk. ed.
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229 pages ; 22 cm.
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557.9 McP
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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 province of the United States that reaches from eastern Utah to eastern California, a silent world of austere beauty, of hundreds of discrete high mountain ranges that are green with junipers and often white with snow. The terrain becomes the setting fora lyrical evocation of the science of geology, with important digressions into the plate-tectonics revolution and the history of the geologic time scale.

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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 province of the United States that reaches from eastern Utah to eastern California, a silent world of austere beauty, of hundreds of discrete high mountain ranges that are green with junipers and often white with snow. The terrain becomes the setting for a lyrical evocation of the science of geology, with important digressions into the plate-tectonics revolution and the history of the geologic time scale.
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McPhee, J. (19821981). Basin and range. 1st pbk. ed. New York: Farrar, Straus, Giroux.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

McPhee, John, 1931-. 19821981. Basin and Range. New York: Farrar, Straus, Giroux.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

McPhee, John, 1931-, Basin and Range. New York: Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 19821981.

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McPhee, John. Basin and Range. 1st pbk. ed. New York: Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 19821981. Print.

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