By William E. Glassley
The profound secret of our residing Earth saturates this memorable book.” John Elder, coeditor of The Norton e-book of Nature Writing and writer of Picking Up the Flute
Greenland, one of many final actually wild locations, features a treasure trove of knowledge on Earth’s early background embedded in its pristine panorama. Over quite a few seasons, William E. Glassley and fellow geologists traveled there to gather samples and realize rock formations for proof to end up a contested conception that plate tectonics, the circulation of Earth’s crust over its molten middle, is a way more historic method than a few believed. As their study drove the scientists ever farther into areas slightly explored by way of people for millenniaif everGlassley encountered wondrous creatures and usual phenomena that gave him unforeseen perception into the origins of fable, the virtues and bounds of technological know-how, and the significance of looking the wasteland within.
An invitation to adventure a panoramic position and the interesting technological know-how in the back of its production, 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, targeting the evolution of continents and the tactics that energize them. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
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