Language of the Earth (inbunden)
Format
Inbunden (Hardback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
344
Utgivningsdatum
2008-04-01
Upplaga
2nd Edition
Förlag
Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Medarbetare
Malamud, Bruce D.
Illustrationer
Illustrations
Dimensioner
245 x 180 x 25 mm
Vikt
899 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9781405160674
Language of the Earth (inbunden)

Language of the Earth

A Literary Anthology

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Man's complex relationship to planet Earth is explored in this second edition of the landmark anthology edited by Frank Rhodes and Bruce Malamud. This volume provides a portrait of the planet as experienced not just by scientists, but by artists, aviators, poets, philosophers, novelists, historians, and sociologists as well.* A unique collection that bridges the gap between science and humanities* Contains writings by scientists, artists, aviators, poets, philosophers, novelists, historians, and sociologists including Charles Darwin, Dane Picard, Rachel Carson, John Muir, Mark Twain and Archibald Geikie* Represents the human experience over the centuries, covering a span of 2,500 years* Reflects the planet's extraordinary physical diversity* The previous edition was voted one of the 25 'Great Books of Geology' by readers of the Journal of Geological Education "...this is a very worthwhile read, with something for everyone interested in geography, earth systems and geology, natural history or the general environment." Robert A. Francis, King's College London, Progress in Physical Geography
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"The book perfectly illustrates the beauty, the enigmatic complexity and the insidiously violent character of the Earth." ( The Holocene , May 2009) "Anyone interested in planet Earth, whether in its rocks and soil, or the animals and plants which inhabit it, or in the people who have in the past tried to explore, describe, and explain it, will find something of interest here. Recommended." ( Choice , November 2008)

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Frank H.T. Rhodes is President Emeritus of Cornell University. Winner of the Geological Society's Bigsby Medal and the Ian Campbell Medal from the Geological Society of America, Rhodes has served as Chairman of the National Science Board, President of the American Philosophical Society, and Chairman of the American Council on Education and also the American Association of Universities. His other books include The Evolution of Life , Geology , Evolution , Fossils , and The Creation of the Future , as well as many articles on geology, higher education, and the history of science . Richard O. Stone (1920-78) was Chairman of the Department of Geological Sciences, UCLA. A past member of several honorary societies, Dr Stone wrote many technical articles for Geological Society of America, Journal of Sedimentary Petrology, and American Institute of Mining and Metallurgical Engineers. Bruce D. Malamud is a Reader in Natural and Environmental Hazards at King's College, London. A past Peace Corps volunteer in Niger and Fulbright Fellow in Argentina, he currently serves as Chief Editor of Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics and President of the Natural Hazards Division of the European Geosciences Union. He has over forty publications in the international scientific literature, including Science, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Journal of Geophysical Research, and Earth & Planetary Science Letters.

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Preface. Preface from the first edition. Acknowledgments from the first edition. Part I: The Earth Experienced. 1. Eyewitness Accounts of Earth Events. 1.1. John McPhee: Los Angeles Against the Mountains. 1.2. Gordon Gaskill: The Night the Mountain Fell. 1.3. R.G. McConnell and R.W. Brock: The Turtle Mountain Slide. 1.4. Voltaire: Candide. 1.5. James R. Newman: The Lisbon Earthquake. 1.6. Mary Austin: The Temblor. 1.7. Jonathan Weiner: The Alaskan Good Friday Earthquake. 1.8. Francis P. Shepard: Tsunami. 1.9. Haroun Tazieff: Not a Very Sensible Place for a Stroll. 1.10. Fairfax Downey: Last Days of St Pierre. 1.11. Hans Cloos: Beacons on the Passage Out. 1.12. Jon Thorlakson: Eruption of the Oraefajokull, 1727. 2. Exploration . 2.1. Charles Darwin: The Voyage of the Beagle. 2.2. Simon Winchester: The Map that Changed the World. 2.3. John Wesley Powell: The Exploration of the Colorado River. 2.4. William H. Brewer: Mono Lake-Aurora-Sonora Pass. 2.5. George F. Sternberg: Thrills in Fossil Hunting. 2.6. John E. Pfeiffer: The Creative Explosion. 2.7. George Gaylord Simpson: Attending Marvels: a Patagonian Journal. 2.8. Robert D. Ballard: Explorations. 2.9. Louise B. Young: The Blue Planet. 3. Geologists are also Human . 3.1. Stephen Drury: Stepping Stones. 3.2. Elizabeth O.B. Gordon: William Buckland. 3.3. Hugh Miller: The Old Red Sandstone. 3.4. Sir Archibald Geikie: A Long Life's Work. 3.5. Frank H.T. Rhodes: Life, Time, and Darwin. 3.6. R.A. Bartlett: King's Formative Years. 3.7. M.E. David: With Shackleton in the Antarctic. 3.8. William H. Goetzmann: The Great Diamond Hoax. 3.9. Luna B. Leopold, Paul D. Komar, and Vance Haynes: Sand, Wind, and War. 3.10. Hans Cloos: Ship's Wake. 4. Celebrities . 4.1. H. Stommel: Benjamin Franklin and the Gulf Stream. 4.2. Thomas Clements: Leonardo da Vinci as a Geologist. 4.3. R. Magnus: Mineralogy, Geology, Meteorology. 4.4. E.T. Martin: Megalonyx, Mammoth, and Mother Earth. 4.5. William A. Stanley: Three Short, Happy Months. 4.6. W.G. Collingwood: Mountain-Worship. 4.7. Herbert C. Hoover: Stanford University, 1891-1895. Part II: Interpreting the Earth. 5. Philosophy. 5.1. James Hutton: Concerning the System of the Earth, its Duration and Stability. 5.2. T.C. Chamberlin: The Method of Multiple Working Hypotheses. 5.3. George G. Simpson: Historical Science. 5.4. Stephen Jay Gould: What is a Species?. 5.5. Christine Turner: Messages in Stone. 5.6. Marcia G. Bjornerud: Natural Science, Natural Resources, and the Nature of Nature. 5.7. Ian Stewart: Does God Play Dice?. 6. The Fossil Record . 6.1. Frank H.T. Rhodes: Earth and Man. 6.2. Donald Culross Peattie: Flowering Earth. 6.3. Robert Claiborne: Habits and Habitats. 6.4. James A. Michener: Diplodocus, the Dinosaur. 6.5. Berton Roueche: A Window on the Oligocene. 6.6. Samantha Weinberg: A Fish Caught in Time. 6.7. Richard E. Leakey: Ape-like Ancestors. 6.8. Loren Eiseley: The Relic Men. 7. Geotectonics . 7.1. James A. Michener: From the Boundless Deep & the Birth of the Rockies. 7.2. Anna Grayson: When Pigs Ruled the Earth. 7.3. David Attenborough: The Living Planet. 7.4. William Glen: The Road to Jaramillo. 7.5. J. Tuzo Wilson: Mao's Almanac: 3,000 years of Killer Earthquakes. 7.6. Richard H. Jahns: Geologic Jeopardy. 8. Controversies . 8.1. William Irvine: Apes, Angels, and Victorians. 8.2. William L. Straus, Jr.: The Great Piltdown Hoax. 8.3. Howard S. Miller: Fossils and Free Enterprisers. 8.4. Charles Officer and Jake Page: The K-T Extinction. 8.5. Sir Archibald Geikie: The Founders of Geology. 8.6. Don E. Wilhelms: To a Rocky Moon. 8.7. Edward Schreiber and Orson L. Anderson: Properties and Composition of Lunar Materials: Earth Analogies. 8.8. Joel L. Swerdlow: CFCs. Part III: Language of the Earth. 9. Prose. 9.1. Isak Dinesen: Out of Africa. 9.2. T.E. Lawrence: Seven Pillars of Wisdom. 9.3. Ernest Hemingway: Green Hills of Africa. 9.4. Antoine de St Exupery: Wind, Sand and Stars. 9.5. John Fowles: The Fre