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Book Reviews of Annals of the Former World

Annals of the Former World
Annals of the Former World
Author: John McPhee
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ISBN-13: 9780374518738
ISBN-10: 0374518734
Publication Date: 6/15/2000
Pages: 696
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 5 ratings
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Book Type: Paperback
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buzzby avatar reviewed Annals of the Former World on + 6062 more book reviews
This tome appears to be a combination of 4 of his previous book, Basin and Range, Assembling California, In Suspect Terrain, and Rising from the Plains, plus some added material (40 or so pages) at the end. I say "appear", because he is, at heart, not one of those scientists who puts ideas in nice neat categories, but one of those namby-pamby English majors who abhor organization. I read the last part (written 1998) that gives fascinating insights to the Precambrian geology and how that plate tectonics differs from today's.
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Numerous articles on the geology and history of many and diverse locales. Very interesting.
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