Lauret E. Savoy
Lauret Savoy writes across the threads of cultural identity to explore their shaping by relationship with and dislocation from the land. Her other books include The Colors of Nature: Essays on Culture, Identity, and the Natural World and Living with the Changing California Coast. A woman of African American, Euro-American, and Native American heritage, she is a professor of environmental studies and geology at Mount Holyoke College.
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.