The Face of the Earth

The Face of the Earth

Natural Landscapes, Science, and Culture

eBook - 2011
Rate this:
"This lively book sweeps across dramatic and varied terrains -- volcanoes and glaciers, billabongs and canyons, prairies and rain forests -- to explore how humans have made sense of our planet's marvelous landscapes. In a rich weave of scientific, cultural, and personal stories, The Face of the Earth examines mirages and satellite images, swamp-dwelling heroes and Tibetan nomads, cave paintings and popular movies, investigating how we live with the great shaping forces of nature -- from fire to changing climates and the intricacies of adaptation. The book illuminates subjects as diverse as the literary life of hollow Earth theories, the links between the Little Ice Age and Frankenstein's monster, and the spiritual allure of deserts and their scarce waters. Including vivid, on-the-spot accounts by scientists and writers in Saudi Arabia, Australia, Alaska, England, the Rocky Mountains, Antarctica, and elsewhere, The Face of the Earth charts the depth and complexity of our interdependence with the natural world."--Publisher.
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2011.
ISBN: 9780520949843
0520949846
9781283278645
1283278642
9780520950719
0520950712
9780520259614
0520269276
9780520269279
0520269268
9780520269262
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xii, 320 pages)

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...
APL owns a similar edition of this title.

View originally-listed edition

Report edition-matching error

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top