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4.53 out of 54.53 out of 54.53 out of 54.53 out of 54.53 out of 5 4.53 (0 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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Annals of the Former World is the result of a 20-year journey. During that time, John McPhee, author of 25 books and noted writer for The New Yorker, crisscrossed the United States, roughly following the 40th parallel. The geological insights and wonderful descriptions McPhee packed into his accounts of these trips earned his remarkable book a Pulitzer Prize.

The third part of that book, Rising From the Plains, takes McPhee to the high country of Utah along the Continental Divide. His guide is David Love, the grand old man of Rocky Mountain geology. Helping McPhee see the physical changes that have shaped this region over millions of years, Love also traces his own family's history in this oil-rich, windswept land. As McPhee climbs into the granite landscape of the Rockies, Rising From the Plains creates a fascinating picture of the interdependence of geology, commerce, and culture. Nelson Runger's clear narration further enhances McPhee's engaging text.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Anna | 5/23/2011

    " Fascinating geology and human history. A classic story of the American West. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Angela | 5/1/2011

    " As a geologist I REALLY liked this book. Now I need to plan a trip to Wyoming... "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Susan | 10/12/2010

    " I am having the most difficult time reading this book. I'm not an unintelligent person, but the subject matter is not grabbing me.

    What attitude is one supposed to take to connect with these men? I'm not finding it. Someone please help. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by G | 3/18/2010

    " Biographical; somewhat reminds me of "In Patagonia". "

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