Rising from the Plains by John McPhee

Rising from the Plains

Annals of the Former World #3

John McPhee

208 pages first pub 1986 (editions)

nonfiction history science adventurous informative reflective slow-paced


Rising from the Plains is John McPhee's third book on geology and geologists. Following Basin and Range and In Suspect Terrain, it continues to present a cross section of North America along the fortieth parallel--a series gathering under the over...

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