A WILDER TIME
Notes From a Geologist at the Edge of the Greenland Ice
A scientist experiences primordial wonders and the wisdom of solitude in one of Earth's wildest and most endangered places.
Greenland, 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 raveled 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 more ancient process than some
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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 within.
An invitation to experience a breathtaking place and the fascinating science behind its creation, A Wilder Time is nature writing at its best.
William 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 is the author of over seventy research articles and a textbook on geothermal
energy. A Wilder Time is his first book for a general audience. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
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