NORTH AMERICA

Recent advances in the age-dating of rocks, in determining the isotopic composition of rocks and in imaging the Earth's deep interior have led to a new understanding of the geological history of North America—and of the Earth.

NEW BOOK

HOW THE MOUNTAINS GREW

A New Geological History of North America

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HOW THE MOUNTAINS GREW
A New Geological History
of North America

Distributed by Simon and Schuster

Editorial reviews:

 

Dvorak challenges the conventional wisdom. . . . an envelope-pushing narrative . . . a wonderful storyteller.

     —The Wall Street Journal

 

Far from a dusty tome plodding through plate tectonics, the book teems with life as Dvorak establishes inextricable links between geology and biology.

     —Science News

The author leads readers through each major geological era, from the Hadean Eon (starting some 4.7 billion years ago) to the Anthropocene era (that’s us), explaining past and current theories and even where readers can find physical evidence in North America of these eras—evidence as accessible, to millions at least, as New York’s Central Park.

     —Booklist

The epic story of the geological history of North America . . . appeals to readers interested in broader areas of science from astrophysics to climate change.

     —Teacher Librarian Magazine