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Language of the Earth

Frank H. T. Rhodes (Ed)

ISBN 10: 0080259812 / ISBN 13: 9780080259819
Edité par Pergamon Press, 1981
Ancien(s) ou d'occasion Etat : Very Good Couverture rigide
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Titre : Language of the Earth

Éditeur : Pergamon Press

Date d'édition : 1981

Reliure : Hardcover

Etat du livre :Very Good

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Synopsis :

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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Man’s complex relationship to planet Earth is explored in this new edition of the landmark literary anthology, Language of the Earth. 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. It seeks to represent the human experience over the centuries, covering a span of 2,500 years.

At the same time, Language of the Earth reflects the planet’s extraordinary diversity, from dripping mines and caves to the high deserts of the Andes, the Antarctic ice sheet, and even the surface of the moon. Its comprehensive approach bridges the gap between science and the humanities. Arranged in four distinct parts, with writings from 117 different authors, Language of the Earth surveys the richness, beauty, and sustainability of the planet.

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