The Book of Unconformities: Speculations on Lost Time (Paperback)

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I'm devastated, because I'll never read anything like this book about grief and deep time, with threads of geology, anthroplogy, and literature. Raffles crosses the Earth several times, and writes with encyclopaedic knowledge of this planet and its cultural and scientific mysteries in a way that's unique and full of rigorous awe. It's an uncategorizable masterpiece. But I categorize it under 'geology' because I think it should share a spot on the shelf with Marcia Bjornerud's Timefulness.

— From Spencer R.

About the Author


Hugh Raffles is the author of Insectopedia, which was a New York Times Notable Book and received the Orion Book Award and the Ludwik Fleck Prize of the Society for Social Studies of Science, and of In Amazonia: A Natural History which received the Victor Turner Prize in Ethnographic Writing. His essays have appeared in Best American Essays, Granta, Orion, and The New York Times, and he is the recipient of the Whiting Award for nonfiction. He lives in New York City and is professor of anthropology at The New School.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781891241734
ISBN-10: 1891241737
Publisher: Verse Chorus Press
Publication Date: April 18th, 2022
Pages: 384
Language: English