Spencer R.

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The Book of Unconformities: Speculations on Lost Time By Hugh Raffles Cover Image
ISBN: 9781891241734
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Published: Verse Chorus Press - April 18th, 2022

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.

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