The Language of the Earth

The Language of the Earth

by Robert Harold Trevor Rhodes, Stone


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The Language of the Earth by Robert Harold Trevor Rhodes, Stone

Man's complex relationship to planet Earth is explored in this new edition of the landmark anthology edited by Frank Rhodes and Bruce Malamud. This volume provides a portrait of the planet as experienced not just by scientists, but by artists, aviators, poets, philosophers, novelists, historians, and sociologists as well. It seeks to represent the human experience over the centuries, covering a span of 2,500 years. At the same time, Language of the Earth reflects the planet's extraordinary diversity, from dripping mines and caves to the high deserts of the Andes, the Antarctic Ice Sheet and even the surface of the Moon. Its comprehensive approach bridges the gap between science and the humanities. Arranged in four distinct parts, Language of the Earth surveys the richness, beauty, and sustainability of the planet.

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ISBN-13: 9780080259819
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
Publication date: 07/01/1981
Pages: 350

About the Author

Frank Rhodes is President Emeritus of Cornell University. Winner of the Geological Society’s Bigsby Medal and the Ian Campbell Medal from the Geological Society of America, Rhodes has served as Chairman of the National Science Board, President of the American Philosophical Society, and Chairman of the American Council on Education. His other books include The Evolution of Life, Geology, Evolution, Fossils and The Creation of the Future.

Bruce D. Malamud has published over forty articles and chapters in the international scientific literature. He has served in the Peace Corps in Niger, West Africa, and has held a Fulbright Fellowship to study natural hazards in Argentina. He is now a Reader in Natural and Environmental Hazards at King’s College, London.

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