Coverart for item
The Resource Irons in the fire, John McPhee

Irons in the fire, John McPhee

Label
Irons in the fire
Title
Irons in the fire
Statement of responsibility
John McPhee
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The differing contents of this book reflect the variety in the overall span of master observer McPhee's work. Irons in the Fire concerns catlle rustling in contemporary Nevada. The Gravel Page is about forensic geology--a science used to help solve major crimes and puzzles on an even greater scale. Rinard at Manheim is an experimental story about an auction of exotic cars. Items as unlikely as a virgin forest in central New Jersey and a mountain of forty-four million scrap tires in California shape the scenes and substance of other pieces. Not to mention Plymouth Rock: Travels of the Rock, about a day when the State of Massachusetts had to call in a mason to repair the nation's most hallowed lithic relic, is a blend of colonial history, paleogeography, radiometric dating, societal drift, tectonic theory, schoolkids, and Mayflower descendants in leather jackets and one-way shades.--From publisher description
Summary
A collection of original stories and essays offers tales of cattle rustling in Nevada, a virgin forest in central New Jersey, forensic geology used to solve murders, and a repair at Plymouth Rock
Pace
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
207467
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
081
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
AC8
LC item number
.M417 1997
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Irons in the fire, John McPhee
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
Irons in the fire -- Release -- In virgin forest -- The gravel page -- Duty of care -- Rinard at Manheim -- Travels of the rock
Control code
146101
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
215 p.
Isbn
9780374177263
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96032358
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm35121749
  • (OCoLC)35121749
Label
Irons in the fire, John McPhee
Link
Publication
Contents
Irons in the fire -- Release -- In virgin forest -- The gravel page -- Duty of care -- Rinard at Manheim -- Travels of the rock
Control code
146101
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
215 p.
Isbn
9780374177263
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96032358
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm35121749
  • (OCoLC)35121749

Library Locations

    • Nancy Guinn Memorial LibraryBorrow it
      864 Green Street, Conyers, GA, 30012, US
      33.666199 -84.018303

Library Links

Processing Feedback ...