Rising from the Plains

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Apr 1, 2011 - Science - 224 pages
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Bestselling author McPhee takes us on another exciting geological excursion with this engaging account of life--past and present--in the high plains of Wyoming.

 

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User Review  - branjohb - LibraryThing

I loved this book, it was about the Rocky Mountains, Wyoming, geology, and one of the great Rocky Mountain geologist ever named David Love. The author took us through a journey about David Love's life ... Read full review

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Love remarked that day at the cabin: "My great uncle John Muir founded the Sierra Club, and here I am, being a traitor". .. "A scientist, as a scientist does not determine what should be the public ... Read full review

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John McPhee was born in Princeton, New Jersey, and was educated at Princeton University and Cambridge University. His writing career began at Time magazine and led to his long association with The New Yorker, where he has been a staff writer since 1965. Also in 1965, he published his first book, A Sense of Where You Are, with Farrar, Straus and Giroux, and in the years since, he has written nearly 30 books, including Oranges (1967), Coming into the Country (1977), The Control of Nature (1989), The Founding Fish (2002), Uncommon Carriers (2007), and Silk Parachute (2011). Encounters with the Archdruid (1972) and The Curve of Binding Energy (1974) were nominated for National Book Awards in the category of science. McPhee received the Award in Literature from the Academy of Arts and Letters in 1977. In 1999, he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Annals of the Former World. He lives in Princeton, New Jersey.

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