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


This is about high-country geology and a Rocky Mountain regional geologist. I raise that semaphore here at the start so no one will feel misled by an opening passage in which a slim young woman who is not in any sense a geologist steps down from a...

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