Book Signing: The Rocks Don't Lie, with David R. Montgomery
Sunday, January 13, 2013
David Montgomery - a MacArthur genius grant recipient for his work on landscape evolution - draws from years of field experience to demonstrate the crucial link between folk stories and modern geology. He takes the reader with him, following the trail of Noah's Flood from the Tsangpo River in Tibet to a creationism museum in Kentucky. In between, he finds people both of faith and of science eager to prove the biblical story true, giving us not only a fascinating study of the interplay of religion and science but also a shocking new perspective on the Bible’s greatest tale.
THE ROCKS DON'T LIE captures these fascinating moments in the history of geology and presents them in a way that will permanently change the way we look at the world around us. Indeed, this unique book takes readers on the ground, along the trail of the Grand Canyon, and to the bottom of the Black Sea, so we, too, can read the rocks as a world-class geomorphologist does.
David R. Montgomery is a professor of geomorphology at the University of Washington in Seattle, where he lives. He is the author of Dirt and King of Fish, and a 2008 MacArthur Fellow.