Rising from the Plains

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Macmillan, 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  - SCRH - LibraryThing

A book about geologist David Love, a nephew of John Muir, so in that sense a tie to the Disciples of Christ, but that is not mentioned. Wyoming history is revealed in part, especially in and around Lander. A nice little book that would be enhanced if it had an index. Read full review

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User Review  - jmatson - LibraryThing

A book about the geology of Wyoming. Sound boring? Well, it isn't. This happens to be one of the most interesting and well written books I've read. HIghly recommended. 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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