Trinity University Press

Bedrock

Writers on the Wonders of Geology

Eldridge M. Moores (editor), Judith E. Moores (editor), Lauret E. Savoy (editor)

Writers, thinkers, and artists muse on the wonders of geology

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.

Contributors

  • Mary Austin
  • Kofi Awoonor
  • Wendell Berry
  • Isabella Bird
  • Thomas Burnet
  • John Calderazzo
  • Rachel Carson
  • Lucille Clifton
  • Hans Cloos
  • Charles Darwin
  • Jan DeBlieu
  • Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  • Annie Dillard
  • Ivan Doig
  • Rita Dove
  • Loren Eiseley
  • E. M. Forster
  • Sir Archibald Geikie
  • Grove Karl Gilbert
  • Jacquetta Hawkes
  • Jane Hirshfield
  • Garrett Hongo
  • James Hutto
  • James D. Houston
  • Langston Hughes
  • John Imbrie
  • Katherine Palmer Imbrie
  • James Joyce
  • August Gansser
  • Ray Gonzalez
  • Stephen Jay Gould
  • Daniel Hillel
  • Nikos Kazantzakis
  • William Langewiesche
  • Ursula K. Le Guin
  • David Leveson
  • Barry Lopez
  • Audre Lorde
  • Henno Martin
  • John McPhee
  • N. Scott Momaday
  • John Muir
  • Kamo no Chomei
  • Hikaru Okuizumi
  • Michael Ondaatje
  • Alfonso Ortiz
  • Louis Owens
  • John McPhee
  • John Muir
  • John Wesley Powell
  • Stephen J. Pyne
  • John Ruskin
  • Nanao Sakaki
  • Eliza Ruhamah Scidmore
  • William Scoresby, Jr.
  • Vikram Seth
  • Paul Shepard
  • Leslie Marmon Silko
  • Gary Snyder 
  • John Steinbeck
  • Luci Tapahonso
  • Haroun Tazieff
  • Mark Twain
  • Ofelia Zepeda
  • Ann Zwinger

Accolades

  • Designated as a Wall Street Journal Best Science Book (2006)

Praise

“No matter what level an individual is at in his or her degree of natural world understanding, this book will provide new information and plenty of ideas and concepts for consideration. ”

California Literary Review

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  • Price: $24.95 buy »
  • Pages: 360
  • Size: 6 x 9
  • Published: Apr 2006
  • Status: Available
  • ISBN: 9781595340238
  • Color photos: 9

Subjects

Essays, Nature, Anthology, Geology