Notes From Deep time


A marvel-rich masterclass of landscape. Wanting a fresh perspective, writer Helen Gordon set out to see the world completely differently.

That it does so with wit, wisdom and crystal-perfect prose only adds to the pleasure

Her odyssey takes her from the secret fossils of London to the 3-billion-year-old rocks of the Scottish Highlands, and Max Porter from a state-of-the-art earthquake monitoring system in California to one of the world’s most dangerous volcanic complexes, hidden beneath the green hills of Naples. At every step, she finds that the apparently solid groundbeneath our feet isn’t quite as it seems.

*Astounding … To call this a history does not do justice to Helen Gordon’s ambition’Daily Telegraph


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