A Wilder Time: Notes from a Geologist at the Edge of the Greenland Ice

A Wilder Time: Notes from a Geologist at the Edge of the Greenland Ice

by William E. Glassley


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781942658344
Publisher: Bellevue Literary Press
Publication date: 02/13/2018
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 220,936
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

William E. Glassley is a geologist at the University of California, Davis, and an emeritus researcher at Aarhus University, Denmark, focusing on the evolution of continents and the processes that energize them. He is the author of over seventy research articles and a textbook on geothermal energy. A Wilder Time is his first book for a general audience. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Table of Contents

List of Maps and Figures 13

Preface 15

Introduction 27

Fractionation 33

Silence 35

Mirage 58

Breaking Stones 76

Cladonia Rangiferina 88

Falcon 96

Consolidation 107

The Sun Wall 109

Bird Cries and Myths 119

Ptarmigan 127

Clear Water 133

A River of Fish 139

Emergence 149

Tide 151

Clockwork Pebbles 161

Ice 169

Seal 181

Belonging 190

Epilogue 199

Glossary 215

Acknowledgments 219

Quotation Source Notes 223

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