[Rising from the Plains] EBOOK NEW

  • Paperback
  • 208
  • Rising from the Plains
  • John McPhee
  • English
  • 13 July 2019
  • 9780374520656

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Rising from the Plains Summary ☆ 7 John McPhee ¶ 7 Read Free download ☆ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ¶ John McPhee Is also a history of the landscape around them where with remarkable rapidity mountains came up out of the flat terrain Gradually the mountains were buried until only the higher peaks remained above a vast plain Recently they have been exhumed and they stand now as the Rockies Rising from the Plains is John McPhee's third book on geology and geologists Following Basin and Range and In Suspect Terrain it continues to present a cross section of North America along the fortieth parallel a series gathering under the overall title Annals of the Former World Description from the first edition dust jacket 198. Mind numbingly abstruse I don t see how anyone who is not in the geology field could find this book remotely accessible Maybe I just lack the intellectual curiosity or capacity for this book Or maybe it s just a slog of a book that few regular folks would find appealing

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Rising from the Plains

Rising from the Plains Summary ☆ 7 John McPhee ¶ 7 Read Free download ☆ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ¶ John McPhee S its place among the strata described Sometimes it is said of geologists that they reflect in their professional styles the sort of country in which they grew up Nowhere could that be true than in the life of a geologist born in the center of Wyoming and raised on an isolated ranch This is the story of that ranch soon after the turn of the century and of the geologist who grew up there at home with the composition of the high country in the way that someone growing up in a coastal harbor would be at home with the vagaries of the sea While Rising from the Plains is a portrayal of extraordinary people it. While studying general Wyoming history I learned by happy happenstance of John McPhee s 1986 book Rising From the Plains which unfolds the geological story of the state from the perspective of those American Western pioneers and their descendants who have inhabited the land for the last century Wyoming geologist David Love is McPhee s focal point It s challenging to pin down this book It s a portrait of Wyoming s geology but also of David Love and his family and occasionally it s free flowing nature writing While McPhee s material is arranged in a distinctively unusual if not idiosyncratic manner his writing is lovely and always riveting Even if you are like I essentially ignorant of the fundamentals of geology this book is sure to come as a revelation I cannot imagine how anyone who discovers this book can fail to be moved by the stateliness of Love s chosen field of study or by the greater story that the adventure of science collectively has to unfoldThrough a second act of synchronicity while reading this book I stumbled across Ken Burns 1996 PBS video series called The West Episode 8 contains extended interviews with David Love in which considerable portions recounted in McPhee s book are recounted I would advise anyone who enjoys this book to seek out that documentary as well

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Rising from the Plains Summary ☆ 7 John McPhee ¶ 7 Read Free download ☆ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ¶ John McPhee This is about high country geology and a Rocky Mountain regional geologist I raise that semaphore here at the start so no one will feel misled by an opening passage in which a slim young woman who is not in any sense a geologist steps down from a train in Rawlins Wyoming in order to go north by stagecoach into country that was still very much the Old West So begins John McPhee's Rising from the Plains If you like to read about geology you will find good reading here If on the other hand you are not much engaged by the spatial complexities of the science you could miss a richness of human history that ha. Most maps are patched together from various papers and reports Dave has looked at all the rock It s all in one mind Most geologic maps are maps of time not rocks Malcolm McKenna uoted in John McPhee s Rising from the Plains I am nearly finished with the individual portions of Annals of the Former World Basin and Range In Suspect Terrain Assembling California All I have left is to read the section Crossing the Craton a forty page addition to his 40th parallelI 80 project that filled in the blank in the map and allowed the publishers of Annals of the Former World some additional McPhee text not found in the four main bookssections previously published to incentivize McPhee s fans to fork out the addtional 35 in 1998 to get the whole brilliant McPhee messI read these books a little out of order over a little over the last year I started off well with Basin Range In Suspect Terrain but then jumped to Assembling California since a couple of weeks ago I was going to be driving through California and figured it would be nice to have some geology of the geography I was going to be driving through next to me While I was a little disappointed with Assembling California I loved Rising from the Plains I don t know if it was a return to my roots Wyoming and Snake River and Mormon Country or the fact that this book seemed just to excite McPhee You could tell he loved the Loves David Love Yale educated geologist cowboy John Love David s father mirthful Scot ranchercowboy nephew of John Muir Ethel Waxham Love David s mother teacher writer He threads this family s golden personality and history with the geology and geography of WyomingThese books are dangerous and should not be given to children I am keeping them locked up with my William S Burroughs Henry Miller etc If my son or daughter no field geology sexist me were to discover these McPhee books too young she might just grow up to be a passionate field geologist Reading this as I near my 40s McPhee almost makes me want to take up a hammer hop on a horse and ride into the mountainsI give it four stars simply because Coming into the Country still exists for me as a slightly better book but I think the combined energy of all of the Annals is definitely amazing Män som hatar kvinnor is about high country geology and a Rocky Mountain regional geologist I raise that semaphore here at the start so no one will feel misled by an opening passage Der unwerte Schatz in which a slim young woman who Ascending Into Euphoria in any sense a geologist steps down from a train Heavy Words Lightly Thrown The Reason Behind the Rhyme in Rawlins Wyoming Complete Works Volume VII Translations from Pahlavi in order to go north by stagecoach Dumb Money Adventures of a Day Trader into country that was still very much the Old West So begins John McPhee's Rising from the Plains If you like to read about geology you will find good reading here If on the other hand you are not much engaged by the spatial complexities of the science you could miss a richness of human history that ha. 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