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WILLIAM E. GLASSLEY at Books Inc. Berkeley

Thursday

Jun 14, 2018 – 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

1491 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704 Map

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UC Davis Geologist William E. Glassley discusses his extraordinary nature narrative, A Wilder Time: Notes from a Geologist at the Edge of the Greenland Ice. With Starred Reviews from Booklist and Kirkus Reviews, A Wilder Time is an invitation to experience the breathtaking wilderness of Greenland and the fascinating science behind its creation.

Greenland, one of the last truly wild places, contains a treasure trove of information on Earth's early history embedded in its pristine landscape. Over numerous seasons, William E. Glassley and two fellow geologists traveled there to collect samples and observe rock formations for evidence to prove a contested theory that plate tectonics, the movement of Earth's crust over its molten core, is a much more ancient process than some believed. As their research drove the scientists ever farther into regions barely explored by humans for millennia--if ever--Glassley encountered wondrous creatures and natural phenomena that gave him unexpected insight into the origins of myth, the virtues and boundaries of science, and the importance of seeking the wilderness within.

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