Assembling California by John McPhee audiobook

Assembling California

By John McPhee
Read by Nelson Runger

Recorded Books, Inc. 9780374106454

The Annals of the Former World Series

9.83 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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Thirty years ago, the theory that continents are comprised of drifting plates-plate tectonics-evoked more scorn than serious research. Today, this revolutionary theory continues to dazzle and challenge geologists and laymen alike. Assembling California explores an area uniquely demonstrative of the plate tectonic theory: California, which according to "tectonicists," is breaking apart at its seams.

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Summary

Summary

Thirty years ago, the theory that continents are comprised of drifting plates-plate tectonics-evoked more scorn than serious research. Today, this revolutionary theory continues to dazzle and challenge geologists and laymen alike. Assembling California explores an area uniquely demonstrative of the plate tectonic theory: California, which according to "tectonicists," is breaking apart at its seams.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“In his usual clean, graceful prose, McPhee takes readers on an intensive geological tour of California, from the Sierra Nevada through wine country to the San Andreas fault system.” Publishers Weekly
“[McPhee] has a talent for relating complex concepts in a simple, interesting manner.” Library Journal

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Author Bio: John McPhee

Author Bio: John McPhee

John McPhee was born in Princeton, New Jersey, and was educated at Princeton University and Cambridge University. His writing career began at Time magazine and led to his long association with the New Yorker, where he has been a staff writer since 1965. The same year he published his first book, A Sense of Where You Are, with FSG, and followed with several others.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Science
Runtime: 9.83
Audience: Adult
Language: English