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Rising from the Plains

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Rising from the Plains

by McPhee, John

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  • hardcover
  • Signed
  • First
Condition
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ISBN 10
0374250820
ISBN 13
9780374250829
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Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1986. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Signed by Author. Signed by John McPhee on half title page. Stated first edition. Hardcover in jacket, price intact on jacket flap. Owner seal on flyleaf and title page. Text is clean and unmarked, pages bright. Binding strong. Small closed tear to jacket edge. Presents well in fresh Mylar. Nice copy in very good condition. Additional photos available upon request.

Synopsis

Rising from the Plains is John McPhee's third book on geology and geologists. Following Basin and Range and In Suspect Terrain , it continues to present a cross-section of North America along the fortieth parallel—a series gathering under the overall title Annals of the Former World. Sometimes it is said of geologists that they reflect in their professional styles the sort of country in which they grew up. Nowhere could that be more true than in the life of a geologist born in the center of Wyoming and raised on an isolated ranch. This is the story of that ranch, soon after the turn of the century, and of the geologist who grew up there, at home with the composition of the high country in the way that someone growing up in a coastal harbor would be at home with the vagaries of the sea. While Rising from the Plains is a portrayal of extraordinary people, it is also a history of the landscape around them, where, with remarkable rapidity, mountains came up out of the flat terrain. Gradually, the mountains were buried, until only the higher peaks remained above a vast plain. Recently, they have been exhumed, and they stand now as the Rockies.  -Description from First Edition (1986 Dust Jacket)

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Bookseller
The Bookman & The Lady US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
McPhee-2
Title
Rising from the Plains
Author
McPhee, John
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket condition
Very Good
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0374250820
ISBN 13
9780374250829
Publisher
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1986
Bookseller catalogs
Signed First Edition;

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