William E. Glassley presents A Wilder Time

Annie Bloom's welcomes UC Davis geologist William E. Glassley to read from A Wilder Time: Notes from a Geologist at the Edge of the Greenland Ice.

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 traveled 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 believed. 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.

Event date: 
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
7834 SW Capitol Hwy
Portland, OR 97219
A Wilder Time: Notes from a Geologist at the Edge of the Greenland Ice Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781942658344
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Published: Bellevue Literary Press - February 13th, 2018