A Wilder Time: Notes from a Geologist at the Edge of the by William E. Glassley

By William E. Glassley

“Very few humans have spent as a lot time as William E. Glassley in such deep desert. So it is going to behoove us to concentrate whether he had now not introduced again one of these interesting, beautiful, and valuable set of observations. it is a striking book.” —Bill McKibben, writer of The finish of Nature and Oil and Honey

“The profound secret of our dwelling Earth saturates this memorable book.” —John Elder, coeditor of The Norton e-book of Nature Writing and writer of Picking Up the Flute

Greenland, one of many final actually wild areas, encompasses a treasure trove of data on Earth’s early heritage embedded in its pristine panorama. Over various seasons, William E. Glassley and fellow geologists traveled there to gather samples and detect rock formations for proof to turn out a contested thought that plate tectonics, the move of Earth’s crust over its molten middle, is a way more historic procedure than a few believed. As their learn drove the scientists ever farther into areas slightly explored via people for millennia—if ever—Glassley encountered wondrous creatures and normal phenomena that gave him unforeseen perception into the origins of delusion, the virtues and limits of technological know-how, and the significance of looking the desolate tract within.

An invitation to adventure a panoramic position and the interesting technology at the back of its construction, A Wilder Time is nature writing at its best.

William E. Glassley is a geologist on the collage of California, Davis, and an emeritus researcher at Aarhus collage, Denmark, targeting the evolution of continents and the approaches that energize them. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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