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Annals of the Former World

  • Assembling California
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    • Assembling California

    • Annals of the Former World (Volume 4)
      John McPhee
      Farrar, Straus and Giroux

    • At various times in a span of fifteen years, John McPhee made geological field surveys in the company of Eldridge Moores, a tectonicist at the University of California at Davis. The result of these...

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  • Rising from the Plains
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    • Rising from the Plains

    • Annals of the Former World (Volume 3)
      John McPhee
      Farrar, Straus and Giroux

    • Rising from the Plains is John McPhee's third book on geology and geologists. Following Basin and Range and In Suspect Terrain, it continues to present a cross section of North...

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  • In Suspect Terrain
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    • In Suspect Terrain

    • Annals of the Former World (Volume 2)
      John McPhee
      Farrar, Straus and Giroux

    • From the outwash plains of Brooklyn to Indiana's drifted diamonds and gold, John McPhee's In Suspect Terrain is a compelling narrative of the earth's history.

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  • Basin and Range
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    • Basin and Range

    • Annals of the Former World (Volume 1)
      John McPhee
      Farrar, Straus and Giroux

    • The first of John McPhee's works in his series on geology and geologists, Basin and Range is a book of journeys through ancient terrains, always in juxtaposition with travels in the modern...

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  • Annals of the Former World
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    • Annals of the Former World

    • Annals of the Former World
      John McPhee
      Farrar, Straus and Giroux

    • The Pulitzer Prize-winning view of the continent, across the fortieth parallel and down through 4.6 billion years

      Twenty years ago, when John McPhee began his journeys back and forth across...

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John McPhee

John McPhee was born in Princeton, New Jersey, and was educated at Princeton University and Cambridge University. His writing career began at Time magazine and led to his long association with The New Yorker, where he has been a staff writer since 1965. Also in 1965, he published his first book, A Sense of Where You Are, with Farrar, Straus and Giroux, and in the years since, he has written over 30 books, including Oranges (1967), Coming into the Country (1977), The Control of Nature (1989), The Founding Fish (2002), Uncommon Carriers (2007), and Silk Parachute (2011). Encounters with the Archdruid (1972) and The Curve of Binding Energy (1974) were nominated for National Book Awards in the category of science. McPhee received the Award in Literature from the Academy of Arts and Letters in 1977. In 1999, he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Annals of the Former World. He lives in Princeton, New Jersey.

Yolanda Whitman

John McPhee

The Mind of John McPhee: Feature Article, The New York Times Magazine