Bedrock: Writers on the Wonders of Geology

Bedrock Writers on the Wonders of Geology Novelists poets artists anthropologists traditional elders philosophers and naturalists come together to create a geological portrait of the Earth from the violence of earthquakes and erupting v

  • Title: Bedrock: Writers on the Wonders of Geology
  • Author: Lauret Savoy Eldridge M. Moores Gordon P. Eaton
  • ISBN: 9781595340238
  • Page: 229
  • Format: Paperback
  • Novelists, poets, artists, anthropologists, traditional elders, philosophers, and naturalists come together to create a geological portrait of the Earth from the violence of earthquakes and erupting volcanoes to epochal patterns in stone and the sinuous flow of rivers With insights from many cultures and across time, Bedrock wonderfully illuminates the geology of our hoNovelists, poets, artists, anthropologists, traditional elders, philosophers, and naturalists come together to create a geological portrait of the Earth from the violence of earthquakes and erupting volcanoes to epochal patterns in stone and the sinuous flow of rivers With insights from many cultures and across time, Bedrock wonderfully illuminates the geology of our home planet.The book is organized into sections that deal with rock and stone deep time earthquakes and faults volcanoes and eruptions rivers to the sea mountains and high lands wind and desert the flow of ice and the life of the Earth Insightful, penetrating, and provocative, the works are written from many positions traditional and indigenous as well as Western scientific Bedrock bridges specialized science and ordinary existence, providing a fascinating portrait of the forces that have shaped the Earth and giving readers a sense of the geologic experience encompassing their lives.

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    1. I loved this book in a subtle way - the way that you can only love a compilation. Not every piece of writing contained strikes a cord with me, but most do, and most give me something deeper to think about.Even if it was the way they employed a new metaphor about earth, or a new way of looking at wind, something I had never considered, yet found, on a literary level, beautiful. Basically this book is a collection of excerpts from ~60 different authors, each describing, in one way or the other, ge [...]

    2. This is diet geology. Not that that's a bad thing. Many people are bored by the subject, so it's good that a low calorie book like Bedrock exists. It's a quick read which touches most of general tenets of contemporary geological theory while tossing in a few gems from various, non geologist authors.

    3. Beautiful slices of writing about the world. I am going to share many of these descriptive writings in my class to describe the world. Wendell berry, John Wesley Powell, Langston Hughes, Rachel Carson, Lucille Clifton. I was glad to find all the small gems in one place.

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