A Place on the Glacial till

A Place on the Glacial till : Time, Land, and Nature within an American Town

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A history of the plants, animals, and land around a small college town in northern Ohio. However, the place could be anywhere. The message is one that speaks to us wherever we are: that all time and nature abide within the rocks and soil and life around us; that the connections, the beauty, and the meaning are as deep as history and as broad as human understanding. Weaving together old and new findings from geology, archaeology, and ecology, this book reminds us of the elemental and eternal roots of our natural world, and of its meaning for the human spirit.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 192 pages
  • 165.1 x 226.06 x 33.02mm | 294.83g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 10 line drawings, bibliography
  • 0195104420
  • 9780195104424

Table of contents

Rocks; water and ice; people; western reserve; flora; fauna.show more

About Thomas Fairchild Sherman

About the Author: A native of the Finger Lakes region of New York, Thomas Fairchild Sherman acquired an early appreciation for the outdoors, and while a student at Oberlin College, found summer employment as a wilderness guide in the Superior-Quetico country of Minnesota and Canada. As a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University, he combined his doctoral studies in biochemistry with bicycle explorations across the British countryside. For three decades until his recent retirement to the north woods of Maine, he taught biology at Oberlin, save for research fellowships at Yale, Harvard, Oxford, Johns Hopkins, and Duke. He has led Oberlin students on biological field studies in England, the Great Smoky Mountains, and the Canadian wilderness, but most especially in the land which is the cherished subject of this book.show more

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