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By William E. Glassley

ISBN-10: 1942658346

ISBN-13: 9781942658344

“Very few humans have spent as a lot time as William E. Glassley in such deep desert. So it should behoove us to concentrate whether he had now not introduced again this sort of attention-grabbing, wonderful, and worthy set of observations. it is a striking book.” —Bill McKibben, writer of The finish of Nature and Oil and Honey

“The profound secret of our residing Earth saturates this memorable book.” —John Elder, coeditor of The Norton booklet of Nature Writing and writer of Picking Up the Flute

Greenland, one of many final actually wild areas, includes a treasure trove of data on Earth’s early heritage embedded in its pristine panorama. Over a number of seasons, William E. Glassley and fellow geologists traveled there to assemble samples and discover rock formations for proof to turn out a contested idea that plate tectonics, the circulate of Earth’s crust over its molten middle, is a way more old technique than a few believed. As their examine drove the scientists ever farther into areas slightly explored by means of people for millennia—if ever—Glassley encountered wondrous creatures and ordinary phenomena that gave him unforeseen perception into the origins of fable, the virtues and limits of technology, and the significance of looking the wasteland within.

An invitation to event a panoramic position and the interesting technological know-how at the back of its construction, A Wilder Time is nature writing at its best.

William E. Glassley is a geologist on the collage of California, Davis, and an emeritus researcher at Aarhus collage, Denmark, concentrating on the evolution of continents and the approaches that energize them. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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