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Author Glassley, William E., author.

Title A wilder time : notes from a geologist at the edge of the Greenland ice / William E. Glassley.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Bellevue Literary Press, 2018.


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 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    559.82 GLA    Available
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    559.82 GLA    Available
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Edition First edition.
Description 223 pages : illustrations, maps ; 19 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 223).
Contents Introduction -- Impressions I. Fractionation. Silence ; Mirage ; Breaking stones ; Cladonia rangiferina ; Falcon -- Impressions II. Consolidation. The sun wall ; Bird cries and myths ; Ptarmigan ; Clear water ; A river of fish -- Impressions III. Emergence. Tide ; Clockwork pebbles ; Ice ; Seal ; Belonging -- Impressions IV -- Epilogue.
Summary Greenland, one of the last truly wild places, contains a treasure trove of information on Earth's early history embedded in its pristine landscape. Over numerous seasons, William E. Glassley and two fellow geologists traveled there to collect samples and observe rock formations for evidence to prove a contested theory that plate tectonics, the movement of Earth's crust over its molten core, is a much more ancient process than some believed. As their research drove the scientists ever farther into regions barely explored by humans for millennia--if ever--Glassley encountered wondrous creatures and natural phenomena that gave him unexpected insight into the origins of myth, the virtues and boundaries of science, and the importance of seeking the wilderness within. An invitation to experience a breathtaking place and the fascinating science behind its creation, A Wilder Time is nature writing at its best.
Subject Geology -- Greenland.
Geology -- Research -- Greenland.
Climatic changes -- Research -- Greenland.
Climatic changes -- History.
Ice cores -- Greenland.
Other Form: Online version: Glassley, William E. Wilder time. First edition. New York : Bellevue Literary Press, 2018 9781942658351 (DLC) 2017006260
ISBN 9781942658344 (paperback)
1942658346 (paperback)

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