Bedrock: writers on the wonders of geology

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Trinity University Press, Mar 20, 2006 - Nature - 339 pages
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Novelists, poets, artists, anthropologists, traditional elders, philosophers, and naturalists come together to create a geological portrait of the Earth -- from the violence of earthquakes and erupting volcanoes to epochal patterns in stone and the sinuous flow of rivers. With insights from many cultures and across time, "Bedrock" wonderfully illuminates the geology of our home planet.
The book is organized into sections that deal with rock and stone; deep time; earthquakes and faults; volcanoes and eruptions; rivers to the sea; mountains and highČlands; wind and desert; the flow of ice; and the life of the Earth. Insightful, penetrating, and provocative, the works are written from many positions -- traditional and indigenous as well as Western scientific. "Bedrock" bridges specialized science and ordinary existence, providing a fascinating portrait of the forces that have shaped the Earth and giving readers a sense of the geologic experience encompassing their lives.

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This is diet geology. Not that that's a bad thing. Many people are bored by the subject, so it's good that a low calorie book like Bedrock exists. It's a quick read which touches most of general ... Read full review

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Contents

Deep Time
43
Faults Earthquakes and Tsunamis
71
Volcanoes and Eruptions
99
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Savoy is a professor of geology and environment studies at Mount Holyoke College, Massachusetts.

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