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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (762 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John McPhee Narrator: Nelson Runger Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Thirty years ago, the theory that continents are comprised of drifting plates - plate tectonics - evoked more scorn than serious research. Today, this revolutionary theory continues to dazzle and challenge geologists and laymen alike. Assembling California explores an area uniquely demonstrative of the plate tectonic theory: California, which according to tectonicists, is breaking apart at its seams.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Denise | 2/9/2014

    " My only criticism is that I would have liked more visual material. Otherwise, an informative read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Kathleen | 2/5/2014

    " His description of the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, tracing the seismic waves from the epicenter and depicting what happened along their route, is spellbinding and terrifying. I loved the portion about the Gold Rush too. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Beth Barnett | 1/29/2014

    " Creative non-fiction style essays about the geologic and human/cultural history of California. I always enjoy John McPhee's writing, whatever the topic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Margaret | 1/22/2014

    " Ankle Mary was dead on. Rhythmic and really beautifully written for being about, essentially, continental drift and mountain formation. Not sure how much I got out of it, but enjoyable reading. Also, Annie do not read this unless you're about to leave/have already left the Bay Area. "

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