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Basin and range, by John A. McPhee

Basin and range, by John A. McPhee

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Published by Farrar, Straus, Giroux in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Geology - The West,
  • Geology - North America - West

  • Edition Notes

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    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQE 79 M28 1981
    The Physical Object
    Pagination216 p.
    Number of Pages216
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21996237M
    ISBN 100374109141

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McPhee's odyssey takes him, thereafter, along the continent-spanning Route 80—studying exposed landforms and rocks revealed by roadcuts, talking with geologists—toward a modern Basin and Range country: that physiographic territory between eastern California and eastern Nevada, geologically active, mineral-rich, structurally enormously complex.

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Delaware County District Library (Ohio) Scanned in China. American : John Angus McPhee (born March 8, ) is an American writer, widely considered one of the pioneers of creative is a four-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in the category General Nonfiction, and he won that award on the fourth occasion in for Annals of the Former World (a collection of five books, including two of his previous Pulitzer finalists).Born: John Angus McPhee, March 8, (age 88).

John McPhee's Basin and Range is a layman's geology explaining the formation of mountains and valleys between the Great Salt Lake and the Sierra Nevadas. McPhee intersperses his geology with an alluring mix of personal insight and travelogue commentary which enlivens an otherwise potentially dry subject matter.

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