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 really wild locations, encompasses a treasure trove of data on Earth’s early historical past 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 facts to turn out a contested idea that plate tectonics, the move of Earth’s crust over its molten center, is a way more historical strategy than a few believed. As their study drove the scientists ever farther into areas slightly explored via 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 desert within.
An invitation to adventure a panoramic position and the interesting technology in 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, targeting the evolution of continents and the approaches that energize them. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
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