In Suspect Terrain


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From the outwash plains of Brooklyn to Indiana's drifted diamonds and gold "In Suspect Terrain "is a narrative of the earth, told in four sections of equal length, each in a different way reflecting the three others--a biography; a set piece about a fragment of Appalachian landscape in illuminating counterpoint to the human history there; a modern collision of ideas about the origins of the mountain range; and, in contrast, a century-old collision of ideas about the existence of the Ice Age. The central figure is Anita Harris, an internationally celebrated geologist who went into her profession to get out of a Brooklyn ghetto. The unifying theme is plate tectonics--here concentrating on the acceptance that all aspects of the theory do not universally enjoy. As such, "In Suspect Terrain "is a report from the rough spots at the front edge of a science.

Title: In Suspect Terrain

Author Name: JOHN MCPHEE

Categories: TT,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: N/A: April 1991

ISBN Number: 0374517940

ISBN Number 13: 9780374517946

Binding: Paper Back

Book Condition: Collectible - Good

Seller ID: 13534

Description: Book is clean and tight. A stated First Noonday Edition, third printing. Moderate shelf wear. Book has tanning on the page edges. We put tracking on every shipment.