By William E. Glassley
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 millenniaif everGlassley 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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A Wilder Time: Notes from a Geologist at the Edge of the Greenland Ice by William E. Glassley