Shadowed by Deep Time

by Paul R. Pinet



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/5/2017

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 150
ISBN : 9781546218371
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 150
ISBN : 9781546218357
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 150
ISBN : 9781546218364

About the Book

The deep-time account of all existence—earth’s skin, which is vibrantly alive in the whispered heartbeats of outcrops, glaciers, and mountains—is stored quietly in the DNA structure of Homo sapiens. My essays emphasize these deep push-and-pull memories that have vanished from our present-day mind-set. My hope is that this book will embolden some readers to resurrect the glow of earth’s deep time.

About the Author

Paul R. Pinet, emeritus professor at Colgate University, has taught a variety of courses in geology, oceanography, and environmental studies. He earned his BA and MS degrees in geology from the University of New Hampshire and the University of Massachusetts, respectively, and a PhD in oceanography from the University of Rhode Island. His research has focused on the origin of continental margins and more recently on the long-term evolution of barrier islands and the philosophical nature of deep time. The essays in this book reflect his experiences as a mountaineer and geologist, as well as a cruiser on Taillefer, his 22-foot, gaff-headed catboat, sailed off the New England coast. He has been recognized as a talented teacher throughout his career and was awarded a Congressional Medal for Antarctic Service, honored with an Antarctic landform, named after him.