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The book of unconformities : speculations on lost time, Hugh Raffles

Label
The book of unconformities : speculations on lost time
Title
The book of unconformities
Title remainder
speculations on lost time
Statement of responsibility
Hugh Raffles
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Drawing on history, anthropology, accounts of exploration, and observation, Hugh Raffles undertakes a journey to places north--to investigate the uncertain survival and unsettling presence of ancient stones and the alluring glimpse that these stones open into lives and meanings now faded from view. He travels to Iceland, to the once standing Odin Stone in the Orkney Islands, to the Isle of Lewis in the Hebrides, to the coal mines of Spitsbergen, and to the Museum of Natural History in New York to see the Cape York meteorite that Admiral Peary brought back from Greenland. Raffles also journeys to his own everyday north, on a crowded uptown New York City subway, rattling beneath Broadway, hurtling to a place called Marble Hill--the subterranean marble that soared into peaks, weathered into wooded hills, extruded and folded to form an island that once roamed upon an ancient ocean. Raffles's meditation leads him to understand how these fundamental objects and places can seem to lose their solidity and become inextricable from historic account and the architecture of human fate"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Raffles, Hugh
Dewey number
930.1/4
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
GN790
LC item number
.R34 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Megalithic monuments
  • Sacred stones
  • Arctic regions
Label
The book of unconformities : speculations on lost time, Hugh Raffles
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223133022815
  • 31223133022807
  • 31223133022823
  • 31223133022799
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
374 pages
Isbn
9780804197991
Lccn
2019048903
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1137747161
Label
The book of unconformities : speculations on lost time, Hugh Raffles
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223133022815
  • 31223133022807
  • 31223133022823
  • 31223133022799
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
374 pages
Isbn
9780804197991
Lccn
2019048903
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1137747161

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