Bedrock: Writers on the Wonders of Geology

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Lauret E. Savoy, Eldridge M. Moores, Judith E. Moores
Trinity University Press, 2006 - Science - 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 high¬lands; 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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Review: Bedrock: Writers on the Wonders of Geology

User Review  - Meg - Goodreads

Beautiful slices of writing about the world. I am going to share many of these descriptive writings in my class to describe the world. Wendell berry, John Wesley Powell, Langston Hughes, Rachel Carson, Lucille Clifton. I was glad to find all the small gems in one place. Read full review

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User Review  - Timothy - 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 ... Read full review


Deep Time
Faults Earthquakes and Tsunamis
Volcanoes and Eruptions

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About the author (2006)

Savoy is a professor of geology and environment studies at Mount Holyoke College, Massachusetts.

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