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Rising from the plains describes state's geology


Re-reading an old favorite book is much like renewing an acquaintance with an old friend. The experience is rewarding and fulfilling.

This happened to me recently when I picked up John McPhee’s classic book about Wyoming geology, Rising from the Plains.

It’s been said there are no boring stories, just boring writers. With that thought it mind, it would seem that a book about geology would be interesting only to geologists.

This early 1990s book ranks as one of the most interesting and most important books ever written about Wyoming. And the author, Pulitzer Prize Winner McPhee, was p...

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