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Annals of the Former World by John McPhee
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Apr 09, 2010

it was amazing

John McPhee's twenty-year journey from one coast of America to the other is documented by way of the geology of the land. This 3-book compilation of "Basin & Range, "In Suspect Terrain", and "Rising from the Plains" is a stylistic odyssey that sweeps the reader through time via geologic upheavals. If you don't want to know more after reading this trio, you weren't paying attention.

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