Trinity University Press

Eldridge M. Moores

Eldridge Moores is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Geology at the University of California at Davis and the author of several major books on geology. His research focuses on tectonics and structural geology from Greece to the Sierra Nevada. He was the subject of John McPhee’s book Assembling California.


Novelists, poets, artists, anthropologists, traditional elders, philosophers, and naturalists come together to create a geological portrait of the Earth—from the violence of earthquakes and erupting volcanoes to epochal patterns in stone and the sinuous flow of rivers. With insights from many cultures and across time, Bedrock wonderfully illuminates the geology of our home planet.

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