Basin and Range by John McPhee

240 pages first pub 1981 (editions)

nonfiction essays nature science adventurous informative reflective slow-paced


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 hi...

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