ROCK, TIME AND LANDFORMS by Jerome Wyckoff

ROCK, TIME AND LANDFORMS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Jerome Wyckoff, who wrote The Story of Geology for younger readers, here takes up the diverse topography and submerged forms that make up the globe. Continents, islands and sea bottoms, landscapes and riverscapes, mountains and volcanoes, plateaus and plains, deserts and glaciers, lakes and swamps, limestone country, coasts and shores come under his surveillance. In a clear and direct manner he tells about their origins as they are known or surmised, defines geological terms, and describes how they are changing under the stress and duress of erosion, crustal distortion, and volcanism. A quick and revealing close-up of the world we live in, which should open the eyes of the average person and inform the student as well.

Pub Date: Sept. 28th, 1966
Publisher: Harper & Row