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Read & download ´ Basin and Range (Annals of the Former World Book 1) Ê PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ô [Read] ➪ Basin and Range (Annals of the Former World Book 1) Author Join or create book clubs – Dcmdirect.co.uk The first of John McS 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 gree. So enjoyable to read about areas I have spent most of my life exploring through fishing hiking dirt bike riding Always looking around me without much understanding of an areas basic geology John McPhee makes highly technical information so much understandable and enjoyableDennis

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The first of John McPhees 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 worlda history of vanished landscapes enhanced by the historie. I'm a huge fan of John McPhee and have been reading his articles from the 1950's When this book first came out or rather the serialized articles in The New Yorker I was a resident of NYC and could not get into it too much detail However I recently got the book and read it having lived in the Basin and Range country for the last 35 years Of course it is just as detailed but the details are now relevant to me and a few can be skimmed wo losing the flow or substance of the bookThe book is now an historic artifact because at the time of its writing the concept of continental drift was fairly novel had just reached wide acceptance and explained many of the so called anomalies in Geography McPhee does a great job of presenting the evolution of geologic theory in bring the reader up to the point where he describes what's going on in the Basin and Range area of Utah and NevadaIt's a shame that McPhee is pretty much retired at this point but at his age and given his catalogue of great books on fascinating subjects who can blame him

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Basin and Range Annals of the Former World Book 1N with junipers and often Basin and eBook #203 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 sca. I don't have any good reasons not to read this Having some formal training in geology never put to use in practical terms I had a desire to pursue the lessons in this book Probably not a prereuisite though The author's relentless attempt to peel back the layers of the 'big picture' makes the ride a pleasure He keeps you in the driver's seat Enjoy