Bedrock: writers on the wonders of geology
Trinity University Press, Mar 20, 2006 - Nature - 339 pages
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.
41 pages matching surface in this book
Results 1-3 of 41
What people are saying - Write a review
Review: Bedrock: Writers on the Wonders of GeologyUser Review - Erica - Goodreads
I loved this book in a subtle way - the way that you can only love a compilation. Not every piece of writing contained strikes a cord with me, but most do, and most give me something deeper to think ... Read full review
Review: Bedrock: Writers on the Wonders of GeologyUser Review - Goodreads
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 ...
Faults Earthquakes and Tsunamis
Volcanoes and Eruptions
8 other sections not shown