Bedrock: Writers on the Wonders of Geology

Bedrock: Writers on the Wonders of Geology

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ISBN-13: 9781595340238
Publisher: Trinity University Press
Publication date: 02/28/2006
Pages: 339
Sales rank: 1,106,920
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsix
Forewordxi
Introductionxv
1Of Rock and Stone1
from The Stones Cry Out5
from "The Innocence of Rock" in A Sense of the Earth13
from "Ode to the Land: The Dine Perspective"16
from "Digression on Rocks, Soils and Men" in A Land22
from A Passage to India27
from "The Relic Men" in The Night Country30
"A Question of Conglomerate"38
"Rock" from Given Sugar, Given Salt41
2Deep Time43
from Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man46
from "The Slit" in The Immense Journey47
from Wind, Sand and Stars53
"The Fish in the Stone" from Museum55
from Theory of the Earth56
from Man in the Landscape60
from Letters from the Earth65
3Faults, Earthquakes, and Tsunamis71
from An Account of My Hut75
from Roughing It77
from "The Investigation of the California Earthquake of 1906"80
"The Temblor: A Personal Narration"86
from "Assembling California" in Annals of the Former World94
from "The Recent Earthquake Wave on the Coast of Japan"96
4Volcanoes and Eruptions99
from Rising Fire: Volcanoes and Our Inner Lives103
from Volcano: A Memoir of Hawai'i109
from "Cooling the Lava" in The Control of Nature115
"Account of the Death of Pliny the Elder"122
from Voyage of the Beagle125
from "Life on the Rocks: The Galapagos" in Teaching a Stone to Talk129
"Not a Very Sensible Place for a Stroll" in Craters of Fire131
"Fire in the Night"140
"A Very Warm Mountain"146
5On Mountains and Highlands155
from Modern Painters160
from "Letter VII" in A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains162
from "Basin and Range" in Annals of the Former World166
from "Look to the Mountaintop"171
from Land of the Spotted Eagle176
from This House of Sky178
from The Sacred Theory of the Earth182
from Landscape in History and Other Essays185
from My First Summer in the Sierra189
"Why"191
6Rivers to the Sea193
"The Negro Speaks of Rivers"197
from "The Flow of the River" in The Immense Journey198
from From Heaven Lake202
from "A Native Hill"206
from "The Bend" in River Notes208
from The Exploration of the Colorado River and Its Canyons (formerly Canyons of the Colorado)212
"the mississippi river empties into the gulf" from The Terrible Stories219
from "Atchafalaya" in The Control of Nature220
from "The Marginal World" in The Edge of the Sea224
7The Work of Ice229
from Ice Ages: Solving the Mystery232
from An Account of the Arctic Regions, with a History and Description of the Northern Whale-Fishery235
from The Ice: A Journey to Antarctica238
from "The Great Scablands Debate" in The Panda's Thumb: More Reflections in Natural History242
from Arnold Heim and August Gassner's The Throne of the Gods246
from Wolfsong251
from The Yosemite252
8Wind and Desert255
from Wind: How the Flow of Air Has Shaped Life, Myth, and the Land260
from The English Patient263
from Conversations with the Earth265
from "The Physics of Blown Sand" in Sahara Unveiled267
"Sahara" from The Black Unicorn271
"Desert Rain" in The Sheltering Desert274
from The Land of Little Rain277
"Wind" from Ocean Power282
from "White Sands" in Memory Fever285
9Living on Earth289
from The Way to Rainy Mountain292
from Out of the Earth296
from Report to Greco299
from The Breast of the Earth301
from The Grapes of Wrath303
from "Interior and Exterior Landscapes: The Pueblo Migration Stories"307
from A Sense of the Earth314
from "An American Land Ethic" in The Man Made of Words317
"Earth Verse" in Mountains and Rivers Without End321
Contributors323
Permissions333
Photo credits339

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