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The Resource The face of the Earth : natural landscapes, science, and culture, SueEllen Campbell ; with Alex Hunt [and others]

The face of the Earth : natural landscapes, science, and culture, SueEllen Campbell ; with Alex Hunt [and others]

Label
The face of the Earth : natural landscapes, science, and culture
Title
The face of the Earth
Title remainder
natural landscapes, science, and culture
Statement of responsibility
SueEllen Campbell ; with Alex Hunt [and others]
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Campbell, SueEllen
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nature and civilization
  • Natural history
  • NATURE
  • NATURE
  • TRAVEL
  • NATURE
  • Natural history
  • Nature and civilization
Label
The face of the Earth : natural landscapes, science, and culture, SueEllen Campbell ; with Alex Hunt [and others]
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 296-305) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Landscapes of internal fire. On the spot : over a river of lava / SueEllen Campbell ; Prologue ; Imagining the interior ; On the spot : at the edge of an overthrust belt / Scott Denning ; Mundus subterraneus ; On the spot : among the Aeolian Islands / John Calderazzo ; The globe, tectonic plates, and mountain building ; On the spot : along the disturbance gradient / Charles Goodrich ; Volcanoes and their eruptions ; On the spot : approaching Chaíten volcano / Fred Swanson ; Hot springs and geysers -- Climate and ice. Prologue ; On the spot : up and down the Himalaya / Ellen Wohl ; How the climate works ; The ghosts of climates past ; On the spot : on the Burren / Gerald Delahunty ; Our Ice Age ; Landscapes shaped by ice ; On the spot : in the channeled scablands / Mark Fiege ; Ice-age humans ; On the spot : on the Arctic tundra / Ellen Wohl ; The Little ice Age, glaciology, and the sublime ; On the spot : toward a glacier's edge / Ana Maria Spagna ; The story now -- Wet and fluid. Prologue ; On the spot : in the rocky intertidal zone / Kathleen Dean Moore ; The water cycle ; On the spot : along a rain forest stream / Ellen Wohl ; The moving waters of rivers ; The dream of water in deserts ; The slow water of wetlands ; On the spot : at the bog on Céide Fields / Gerald Delahunty ; Peat, mires, bogs, fens ; On the spot : at Wicken Fen / Richard Kerridge ; Marshes and swamps ; Wet/dry ; On the spot : at the billabong / Deborah Bird Rose -- Desert places, desert lives. Prologue ; On the spot : down a desert river canyon / SueEllen Campbell ; Dry, hot, windy, and dusty ; On the spot : in Jabal Ajā / Othman Llewellyn and Aishah Abdallah ; What we see ; On the spot : in the Chihuahuan desert / Tom Lynch ; Clever plants ; On the spot ; in the red center / Deborah Bird Rose ; Clever creatures ; On the spot : in the Negev Desert / Ellen Wohl ; The human desert -- The complexities of the real. Prologue ; Underfoot ; On the spot : in Antarctica's Dry Valleys / Diana Wall ; Oceans of grass ; The shapes of complexity ; On the spot : on the chalk downs / Richard Kerridge ; Evolving together- ; On the spot : in the tallgrass prairie / Bruce Campbell ; -And moving apart ; On the spot : on the Tibetan Plateau / Julia Klein ; Among trees ; On the spot : in a eucalypt forest / Kate Rigby ; Zooming in ; Return to wonder -- Epilogue. In a high flower meadow / SueEllen Campbell
Control code
ocn750192952
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 320 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781283278645
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/cttqx94x
  • e910a618-3831-4945-a42b-c3f88f7dd5cb
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)750192952
Label
The face of the Earth : natural landscapes, science, and culture, SueEllen Campbell ; with Alex Hunt [and others]
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 296-305) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Landscapes of internal fire. On the spot : over a river of lava / SueEllen Campbell ; Prologue ; Imagining the interior ; On the spot : at the edge of an overthrust belt / Scott Denning ; Mundus subterraneus ; On the spot : among the Aeolian Islands / John Calderazzo ; The globe, tectonic plates, and mountain building ; On the spot : along the disturbance gradient / Charles Goodrich ; Volcanoes and their eruptions ; On the spot : approaching Chaíten volcano / Fred Swanson ; Hot springs and geysers -- Climate and ice. Prologue ; On the spot : up and down the Himalaya / Ellen Wohl ; How the climate works ; The ghosts of climates past ; On the spot : on the Burren / Gerald Delahunty ; Our Ice Age ; Landscapes shaped by ice ; On the spot : in the channeled scablands / Mark Fiege ; Ice-age humans ; On the spot : on the Arctic tundra / Ellen Wohl ; The Little ice Age, glaciology, and the sublime ; On the spot : toward a glacier's edge / Ana Maria Spagna ; The story now -- Wet and fluid. Prologue ; On the spot : in the rocky intertidal zone / Kathleen Dean Moore ; The water cycle ; On the spot : along a rain forest stream / Ellen Wohl ; The moving waters of rivers ; The dream of water in deserts ; The slow water of wetlands ; On the spot : at the bog on Céide Fields / Gerald Delahunty ; Peat, mires, bogs, fens ; On the spot : at Wicken Fen / Richard Kerridge ; Marshes and swamps ; Wet/dry ; On the spot : at the billabong / Deborah Bird Rose -- Desert places, desert lives. Prologue ; On the spot : down a desert river canyon / SueEllen Campbell ; Dry, hot, windy, and dusty ; On the spot : in Jabal Ajā / Othman Llewellyn and Aishah Abdallah ; What we see ; On the spot : in the Chihuahuan desert / Tom Lynch ; Clever plants ; On the spot ; in the red center / Deborah Bird Rose ; Clever creatures ; On the spot : in the Negev Desert / Ellen Wohl ; The human desert -- The complexities of the real. Prologue ; Underfoot ; On the spot : in Antarctica's Dry Valleys / Diana Wall ; Oceans of grass ; The shapes of complexity ; On the spot : on the chalk downs / Richard Kerridge ; Evolving together- ; On the spot : in the tallgrass prairie / Bruce Campbell ; -And moving apart ; On the spot : on the Tibetan Plateau / Julia Klein ; Among trees ; On the spot : in a eucalypt forest / Kate Rigby ; Zooming in ; Return to wonder -- Epilogue. In a high flower meadow / SueEllen Campbell
Control code
ocn750192952
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 320 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781283278645
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/cttqx94x
  • e910a618-3831-4945-a42b-c3f88f7dd5cb
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)750192952

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