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The Resource A wilder time : notes from a geologist at the edge of the Greenland ice, William E. Glassley

A wilder time : notes from a geologist at the edge of the Greenland ice, William E. Glassley

Label
A wilder time : notes from a geologist at the edge of the Greenland ice
Title
A wilder time
Title remainder
notes from a geologist at the edge of the Greenland ice
Statement of responsibility
William E. Glassley
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Greenland, one of the last truly wild places, contains a treasure trove of information on Earth's early history embedded in its pristine landscape. Over numerous seasons, William E. Glassley and two fellow geologists traveled there to collect samples and observe rock formations for evidence to prove a contested theory that plate tectonics, the movement of Earth's crust over its molten core, is a much more ancient process than some believed. As their research drove the scientists ever farther into regions barely explored by humans for millennia--if ever--Glassley encountered wondrous creatures and natural phenomena that gave him unexpected insight into the origins of myth, the virtues and boundaries of science, and the importance of seeking the wilderness within. An invitation to experience a breathtaking place and the fascinating science behind its creation, A Wilder Time is nature writing at its best
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Glassley, William E
Dewey number
559.8/2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
QE70
LC item number
.G53 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Geology
  • Geology
  • Climatic changes
  • Climatic changes
  • Ice cores
Label
A wilder time : notes from a geologist at the edge of the Greenland ice, William E. Glassley
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 223)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Impressions I. Fractionation. Silence ; Mirage ; Breaking stones ; Cladonia rangiferina ; Falcon -- Impressions II. Consolidation. The sun wall ; Bird cries and myths ; Ptarmigan ; Clear water ; A river of fish -- Impressions III. Emergence. Tide ; Clockwork pebbles ; Ice ; Seal ; Belonging -- Impressions IV -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn971893075
Dimensions
19 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
223 pages
Isbn
9781942658344
Lccn
2017005087
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781942658344
  • (OCoLC)971893075
Label
A wilder time : notes from a geologist at the edge of the Greenland ice, William E. Glassley
Publication
Copyright
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 223)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Impressions I. Fractionation. Silence ; Mirage ; Breaking stones ; Cladonia rangiferina ; Falcon -- Impressions II. Consolidation. The sun wall ; Bird cries and myths ; Ptarmigan ; Clear water ; A river of fish -- Impressions III. Emergence. Tide ; Clockwork pebbles ; Ice ; Seal ; Belonging -- Impressions IV -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn971893075
Dimensions
19 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
223 pages
Isbn
9781942658344
Lccn
2017005087
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781942658344
  • (OCoLC)971893075

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