Language of the Earth
Frank Harold Trevor Rhodes, Richard O. Stone
Pergamon Press, 1981 - Geology - 417 pages
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 humanitiesContains writings by scientists, artists, aviators, poets, philosophers, novelists, historians, and sociologists including Charles Darwin, Dane Picard, Rachel Carson, John Muir, Mark Twain and Archibald GeikieRepresents the human experience over the centuries, covering a span of 2,500 yearsReflects the planet's extraordinary physical diversityThe 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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