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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Farrar Straus & Giroux
Publication date March 1, 1981
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780374109141
ISBN-10 0374109141
Dimensions 1 by 5.75 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.85 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $23.00
§As reported by publisher
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McPhee traces the geologic history of the region extending from eastern Utah to eastern California, juxtaposes descriptions of this terrain as it was eons ago with its contemporary features, and examines the plate tectonics revolution
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The first of John McPhee’s works in his series on geology and geologists, Basin and Range is a book of journeys through ancient terrains, always in juxtaposition with travels in the modern world—a history of vanished landscapes, enhanced by the histories of people who bring them to light. The title refers to the physiographic province of the United States that reaches from eastern Utah to eastern California, a silent world of austere beauty, of hundreds of discrete high mountain ranges that are green with junipers and often white with snow. The terrain becomes the setting for a lyrical evocation of the science of geology, with important digressions into the plate-tectonics revolution and the history of the geologic time scale.


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Hardcover
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from Farrar Straus & Giroux (March 1, 1981)
9780374109141 | details & prices | 5.75 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $23.00
About: McPhee traces the geologic history of the region extending from eastern Utah to eastern California, juxtaposes descriptions of this terrain as it was eons ago with its contemporary features, and examines the plate tectonics revolution
Paperback
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Reissue edition from Farrar Straus & Giroux (April 1, 1982)
9780374516901 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $16.00
About: McPhee traces the geologic history of the region extending from eastern Utah to eastern California, juxtaposes descriptions of this terrain as it was eons ago with its contemporary features, and examines the plate tectonics revolution

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