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David R. Montgomery
David R. Montgomery was born in 1961 Stanford, California, and studied geology at Stanford University before earning his Ph.D. in geomorphology at UC Berkeley. He teaches at the University of Washington where he studies the evolution of topography and how geological processes shape landscapes... show more



David R. Montgomery was born in 1961 Stanford, California, and studied geology at Stanford University before earning his Ph.D. in geomorphology at UC Berkeley. He teaches at the University of Washington where he studies the evolution of topography and how geological processes shape landscapes and influence ecological systems. He loved maps as a kid and now writes about the relationship of people to their environment and other things that interest him. In 2008 he was named a MacArthur Fellow. He lives with his wife Anne in Seattle, Washington.

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Elentarri's Book Blog rated it 2 years ago
I first read this book in December 2015. I like it so much that I purchased my own copy. This is a beautifully written book that blends clearly described, scientific discoveries with the compelling personal insight of a husband and wife author/biologist/geologist team. The book explores the imp...
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Elentarri's Book Blog rated it 3 years ago
Brilliant!
AmySea
AmySea rated it 7 years ago
I really wanted to read this book. It's been on my to read list for months! I like books, tv shows, whatever that merge science and religion, and this sounded like it would fit that bill. Maybe it does, but I'm not going to find out. I couldn't get past page 20 of this book. The premise was int...
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