Annals of the Former World by John McPhee - PDF and EPUB eBook

(Annals of the Former World #5)
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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...

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Details of Annals of the Former World

Exact title of the book
Annals of the Former World
Book series
Annals of the Former World #5
Book author
John McPhee
Book edition
Paperback
Number of pages
720 pages
Language
English
Published
January 6th 1999 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux
File size (in PDF)
2880 kB
Annals of the Former World

Some brief overview of book

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.