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A Wilder Time I am not necessarily interested in geology in a great deal but since the title and the book cover caught my eye, I had to read It s an interesting book Certainly it was a first time learning about Greenland and the geology side of it, let alone it being wilderness, as the author described it Probably because my heart belongs to nature and the wilderness and I wanted to see what it is like to go back in time where things have been trapped millions and billions of years I m glad that the autho I am not necessarily interested in geology in a great deal but since the title and the book cover caught my eye, I had to read It s an interesting book Certainly it was a first time learning about Greenland and the geology side of it, let alone it being wilderness, as the author described it Probably because my heart belongs to nature and the wilderness and I wanted to see what it is like to go back in time where things have been trapped millions and billions of years I m glad that the author emphasized his appreciation of solitude and tranquility side of the trip while still completing the tasks that he and two tower geologists were teamed up to do It makes me want to go back and backpack again Very Few People Have Spent As Much Time As William E Glassley In Such Deep Wilderness So It Would Behoove Us To Pay Attention Even If He Had Not Brought Back Such A Fascinating, Lovely, And Useful Set Of Observations This Is A Remarkable Book Bill McKibben, Author Of The End Of Nature And Oil And Honey The Profound Mystery Of Our Living Earth Saturates This Memorable Book John Elder, Coeditor Of The Norton Book Of Nature Writing And Author Of Picking Up The FluteGreenland, 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 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 WithinAn Invitation To Experience A Breathtaking Place And The Fascinating Science Behind Its Creation, A Wilder Time Is Nature Writing At Its BestWilliam E Glassley Is A Geologist At The University Of California, Davis, And An Emeritus Researcher At Aarhus University, Denmark, Focusing On The Evolution Of Continents And The Processes That Energize Them He Lives In Santa Fe, New Mexico [Epub] Psiconutrición. 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A Wilder Time is a lyrical yet scientific appreciation of Greenland and what it has to say about Earth William Glassley takes us along on a summer expedition to discover what Greenland actually is in paleo terms His team of three finds that Greenland was there at the clash of continents, near the very beginning They find rock 3.4 billion years old, right out in the landscape They find a wall of giant orthopyroxene crystals that exist nowhere else in this size, stacked like a stockpile of bri A Wilder Time is a lyrical yet scientific appreciation of Greenland and what it has to say about Earth William Glassley takes us along on a summer expedition to discover what Greenland actually is in paleo terms His team of three finds that Greenland was there at the clash of continents, near the very beginning They find rock 3.4 billion years old, right out in the landscape They find a wall of giant orthopyroxene crystals that exist nowhere else in this size, stacked like a stockpile of bricks Theory says they were forged in magma chambers 20 miles down, 2.8 billion years ago, but until now, we ve never seen whole ones In Greenland, they re on permanent exhibition They also find peace, tranquility, vast vistas, silence and an appreciation of the tiny things we re far too busy to even know about The less you have to think about, thebandwidth you have for what s in front of you It is a delightful recounting of a wonderful adventure.For a geologist, Glassley writes like a poet Suddenly, I understood Earth to be a manuscript, written in an extraordinary calligraphy, embellished with an artistry I could barely discern He gives all kinds of dimensions to what could have been a very dry book Glassley himself is a unique specimen A southern California surfer dude who by his own admission was punished and expelled from school numerous times, he managed to focus on geology and bring a nuanced appreciation of nature to everything he does At one point he lies flat on the tundra to better locate a ptarmigan perfectly camouflaged in the lichen, and discovers the multiple fragrances of arctic flowers you cannot perceive at six feet I think mensch is the technical term for this man Greenland itself is a vast treasure It is an island that would stretch from British Columbia to Mexico and from San Francisco to Denver Its ice sheet is still 12,000 feet thick It still contains 600,000 cubic miles of frozen water 10% of the water in the oceans As it recedes,land is exposed andtreasures.Glassley s attachment to Greenland reminds me of the stories of white Americans kidnapped by Indians in the 1800s Many who were let go, both men and women, were miserable and had to literally escape civilization to try to make it back to the tribe There are no cases of freed Indians longing to escape the tribe and return to town life For Glassley, Greenland is life.David Wineberg William Glassley is an Earth scientist that has published scientific papers for the past forty years Glassley s new book, A Wilder Time, moves away from scientific dialect and instead invites the reader to venture into a poetic, visual journey into Greenland This is not a book to learn geology even though there are tidbits of technical explanations added to give context to a particular story A Wilder Time is a wilderness lover s observation of a world not yet harnessed by man It is nice to r William Glassley is an Earth scientist that has published scientific papers for the past forty years Glassley s new book, A Wilder Time, moves away from scientific dialect and instead invites the reader to venture into a poetic, visual journey into Greenland This is not a book to learn geology even though there are tidbits of technical explanations added to give context to a particular story A Wilder Time is a wilderness lover s observation of a world not yet harnessed by man It is nice to read a book on the environment that makes the reader feel a sense of joy Glassley succeeded in giving 2018 a great start for nature books

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