Man's complex relationship to planet Earth is explored in this second edition of the landmark anthology edited by Frank Rhodes and Bruce Malamud. This volume provides a portrait of the planet as experienced not just by scientists, but by artists, aviators, poets, philosophers, novelists, historians, and sociologists as well. A unique collection that bridges the gap between science and humanities. Contains writings by scientists, artists, aviators, poets, philosophers, novelists, historians, and sociologists including Charles Darwin, Dane Picard, Rachel Carson, John Muir, Mark Twain and Archibald Geikie. Represents the human experience over the centuries, covering a span of 2,500 years. Reflects the planet's extraordinary physical diversity. The previous edition was voted one of the 25 'Great Books of Geology' by readers of the Journal of Geological Education "...this is a very worthwhile read, with something for everyone interested in geography, earth systems and geology, natural history or the general environment." Robert A. Francis, King's College London.
This is the hardback 2008 edition published by Blackwell Publishing and the book is in very good condition. There is a very slight amount of wear to the corners of the cover and a small amount of bumping to the top of the spine but otherwise the binding is sound and the pages are all clean and unmarked. The book does not really appear to have been used.