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Books Basin and Range

Author
Thumb_c2fce209b7679ba5b14392ee27dfed2d John McPhee
Year
1981
Publisher
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
  • Geology is virtually a literary exercise, a form of close-reading, […] and every cliffside, stream bed or mountain range became a text of sorts: not a Wordsworth sonnet, perhaps, with clear lines that leap off the page, but one by Mallarme that has to be pondered on and coaxed before it will yield, along with a headache, a rich guess at its meaning.