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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Farrar Straus & Giroux
Publication date June 1, 2000
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780374518738
ISBN-10 0374518734
Dimensions 2 by 6.25 by 9 in.
Weight 1.75 lbs.
Original list price $22.00
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Taking a cross-section of the United States at the fortieth parallel, the author offers fascinating multi-layered portrait of the continent's geology and history. Reprint. (view table of contents)
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The Pulitzer Prize-winning view of the continent, across the fortieth parallel and down through 4.6 billion years

Twenty years ago, when John McPhee began his journeys back and forth across the United States, he planned to describe a cross section of North America at about the fortieth parallel and, in the process, come to an understanding not only of the science but of the style of the geologists he traveled with. The structure of the book never changed, but its breadth caused him to complete it in stages, under the overall title Annals of the Former World.

Like the terrain it covers, Annals of the Former World tells a multilayered tale, and the reader may choose one of many paths through it. As clearly and succinctly written as it is profoundly informed, this is our finest popular survey of geology and a masterpiece of modern nonfiction.

Annals of the Former World is the winner of the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction.



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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780374105204
 
from Farrar Straus & Giroux (June 10, 1998)
9780374105204 | details & prices | 695 pages | 6.75 × 10.00 × 2.25 in. | 2.70 lbs | List price $35.00
About: A multilayered tale arranged in an organic succession of set pieces, flashbacks, biographical sketches, and human and lithic histories, explores North American geology, plate tectonics, and geologic time
Paperback
Book cover for 9780374518738
 
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Reprint edition from Farrar Straus & Giroux (June 1, 2000)
9780374518738 | details & prices | 6.25 × 9.00 × 2.00 in. | 1.75 lbs | List price $22.00
About: A multilayered tale arranged in an organic succession of set pieces, flashbacks, biographical sketches, and human and lithic histories, explores North American geology, plate tectonics, and geologic time.

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